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ScrewedUp News – Feb 22

ScrewedUp News – Feb 22

Edition 2

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12.36 – Hooray! Somebody out there in Telegraphland is listening (or perhaps reading this blog!) – the problem now seems to be fixed, although I can’t go back and enter the missing answer (and Codewords 1231 has been fixed as well – see Edition 1 of this newsletter).

If you are reading this at the Telegraph – the printable grid for Friday’s Quick crossword, No 25857, still has nowhere for 1 down to be entered!!

I wasn’t going to, but I’ve decided to call these items ScrewedUp News instead of CluedUp News.

Today it’s the ST Cryptic No 2472 that has a problem.

Using a notation similar to that used for the chessboard, each square is identified with a unique letter/number pair. The vertical columns are labeled A through O (from the left) and the horizontal rows are numbered from 1 to 15 (from the top). Each square of the crossword is uniquely identified by its column letter and row number.

For ST Cryptic No 2472, Big Dave reports:

for 8 down: O1, O2, O4, O6 & O8 should all be light

The puzzle plays ok online, it’s just that this clue is omitted.  In the online printed version, the folowing appears:

8               Though it’s loud, unable to hear the
{Fearless word “brave” (0)

This should, obviously, be:

8               Though it’s loud, unable to hear the word “brave” (8)

but they’ve already given you the answer!!