“You don’t expect me to work in this heat,” said my lithium battery, and promptly discharged itself, leaving me with an unresponsive mower, and two lawns still to mow. It has now relented and is agreeing to charge.
So time generated to put up this fortnight’s puzzle, which is from the Church Times in 2011. I’ll be looking at other puzzles from that period in the next cycle, if anyone is attempting stylistic analysis. And if they aren’t, of course – from my point of view, I just have one box-file open at a time!
It’s a busy weekend for us with a large fun-run-cum-walk on in Wellington tomorrow. It’s faintly odd that we have to travel in wearing masks on public transport, only to mill around with a few thousand unmasked others to walk Round the Bays. But it’s looking to be a good day, and perhaps fortunately not as hot as today is turning out. It will delay me downloading Azed until almost the time UK newsagents open. But it is all a bit sudden after a week where we’ve been back at a higher level of lockdown, with many in Wellington working from home, even though the community outbreak was in Auckland.
Forthcoming puzzles include next week’s Inquisitor (27 February) and a Times Quick Cryptic on 3 March. The Independent daily on 26 February has a theme that originates here in Wellington as well, but you’ll be doing very well to spot it!