ScrewedUp News – Apr 25

ScrewedUp News – Apr 25

Edition 17

+ – + – + – + – + – + – + – + – + – +

26/04/2009 – A new, improved, version of Codewords 1285 is now available online.

Another weekend and another screwup in the codewords.  Is it really that hard to get it right?

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 M (from the left) and the horizontal rows are numbered from 1 to 13 (from the top). Each square of the crossword is uniquely identified by its column letter and row number.

For Codewords No 1285, on the grid published online,  Brian S and Mrs BD report:

C10, C11, E10, F13, G12, K12  and K13 should be numbered 8 (not 1).

As usual, for some inexplicable reason, the puzzle in the newspaper uses different numbers:

Codewords No 1285 - Newspaper Version

Codewords No 1285 - Newspaper Version

One Comment

  1. Rollo
    Posted April 26, 2009 at 9:42 am | Permalink

    They do seem to make a habit of doing that.

    Codeword is not a puzzle I do. I have only ever done one of them. Sitting in the departure lounge of Larnaca airport, waiting for a long delayed flight and desperate for something to do to pass the time.

    I see there are complaints today (Sunday) that they have printed the Griddler on the back of the £500 prize crossword page. Maybe you can only enter one of them?