ScrewedUp News – Jun 10

ScrewedUp News – Jun 10

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Today the CluedUp site was ported to a different server.  Unfortunately, as Gazza reports elsewhere, it seems to be powered by a Sinclair ZX-80.

I will be out for the rest of the morning, so today’s blogs may be a bit late.  In anticipation of problems, we have secured, courtesy of Phil McNeill, copies of the two puzzles, together with the Quick crossword.

DT 26263

Toughie 369

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23 Comments

  1. Posted June 10, 2010 at 9:48 am | Permalink

    Strange that – it was fine at 5a.m. UK time.
    I have just dive in now and gor two prints and also opened the online play option in about 60 seconds. The only thing that I noticed was that it told me I started playing 4h 40 minutes ago (which was about the time I first got my print outs!.

    Happy days and looking forward to the reviews (particularly for the Toughie on which I am struggling at 50%.

    • Posted June 10, 2010 at 10:02 am | Permalink

      The clock always starts running when you print out a puzzle.

      I thought today’s Toughie was one of MynoT’s easier ones – horses for courses!

      • Posted June 10, 2010 at 10:04 am | Permalink

        Thanks BD – I didnt know that but it makes sense!

        Ah! Mynot! That explains my travails!. Wonder if BigBoab is having the same issues!

  2. Fallingstarr
    Posted June 10, 2010 at 10:46 am | Permalink

    I finished the cryptic but it says on the puzzle page that it has not been played. I also didn’t get any points for it. I have just done a suduko and the same has happened. Anyone else having this problem?

  3. Posted June 10, 2010 at 11:07 am | Permalink

    Worked fine for me at about 10.45 BST. I hadn’t logged out yesterday (as advised) and was still logged in this morning. That was for the interactive Cryptic only so far….

    • gazza
      Posted June 10, 2010 at 11:21 am | Permalink

      It seems to be ok now. I sent an email of complaint this morning and got a reply saying that it was working fine, but (spookily) the site burst into life just before their reply arrived.

  4. Fallingstarr
    Posted June 10, 2010 at 11:37 am | Permalink

    Nup – not working for me still. Just did the quick crossword. No points, says is hasn’t been played and doesn’t appear under submitted puzzles on My Accounts Page. I have sent an e mail but won’t hold my breath waiting for a reply.

  5. Nubian
    Posted June 10, 2010 at 11:46 am | Permalink

    Cluedup worked fine for me this morning in France, mybe it’s a UK prob.
    The puzzle was very enjoyable too.
    Fav clue was 2d

  6. PJ
    Posted June 10, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Permalink

    Downloaded without problems in Germany. Excellent puzzle. Looking forward to seeing if my solutions for 14a and 23d were correct.

  7. Posted June 10, 2010 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

    I have tried many times and still can’t get either puzzle to load.

    • Posted June 10, 2010 at 8:37 pm | Permalink

      But when I tried IE8 instead of Firefox, it worked first time. Typical of poor testing using only one browser, especially such a quirky one as IE.

  8. Fallingstarr
    Posted June 10, 2010 at 11:16 pm | Permalink

    Did a quick puzzle using Internet Explorer and it submitted and I got my points. I did another on Google Chrome which I normally use and hey presto……………..No points and puzzle not submitted. Do you reckon this problem might be rectified? As I don’t like using IE.

  9. Posted June 11, 2010 at 8:12 am | Permalink

    Just a quickie re:Toughie 370 – the two combinations 2/13 and 19/17 only show (7) and (8) respectively while both words are 7 and 8 – is this deliberate or an error on Clued Up?

    • Posted June 11, 2010 at 8:55 am | Permalink

      Got all the numbers wrong anyway – i am assuming should be (8,8) and (7,8)

      • Posted June 11, 2010 at 9:21 am | Permalink

        Im thick sometimes!!!!

        • Prolixic
          Posted June 11, 2010 at 9:55 am | Permalink

          2/13 is (8,2,6) and 19/17 is (7,8)

          • Prolixic
            Posted June 11, 2010 at 10:04 am | Permalink

            And having looked at the enumeration, I have just got 2/13 and am still sniggering. A clue that is certainly 8d.

            • Posted June 11, 2010 at 10:50 am | Permalink

              Thanks – I was just dense – the second part of the enumeration is, strangely enough, on the second part of the clue!. I would have got 2/13 earlier I think – and it certainly was 8d. COD for me though was 1a. Excellent lift and separate!.

  10. Phil McNeill
    Posted June 11, 2010 at 1:53 pm | Permalink

    Dave, are you still having the problem with loading? We heard from one other subscriber who had a similar problem, which the helpdesk was able to resolve quickly. So please contact the helpdesk if it is ongoing. Thanks. Phil

    • Posted June 11, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Permalink

      Phil

      Yesterday was a disaster until I tries using IE8. I have now set the site to run in an IE tab within Firefox and it’s OK. I just checked in “raw” Firefox and it now appears to be working (and then I tried again and it wasn’t!).

      If anyone is interested, the following Firefox add-on runs within Firefox so you don’t have to switch browsers. It also supports Adblock Plus.

      https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/10909/

  11. Maagran
    Posted June 16, 2010 at 4:58 pm | Permalink

    Still a problem with me. Always crashes in Google Chrome 5.0.375.70, although works fine in Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18928
    I emailed the helpdesk who asked me to send all my O/S details etc to an e-mail address that my ISP advised was non existent. I despair

    • Maagran
      Posted June 17, 2010 at 5:39 pm | Permalink

      Glad to say that with the assistance of the helpline I eventually solved this one. In Chrome I went to tools /Options/ Privacy/ Clear Browsing Data…../Empty the Cache/Last Week

      • Posted June 17, 2010 at 6:06 pm | Permalink

        Thanks – that could prove useful. I switched to an IE window inside FF, but tried native FF successfully yesterday.