Sloggers and Betters

Sloggers and Betters

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I’m announcing this rather later than usual, for which I apologise. For two reasons, an S & B meeting will take place on Wednesday 1st December.

The first reason is that “Uncle Yap”, who writes on Fifteensquared and on the Times blog, is visiting relatives in the UK and would like to get together with other solvers and setters again.

The second reason is a 5th anniversary – the first “Times for the Times” posting appeared on 2 December 2005 – as far as I know this was the first regular blog about a crossword in a national paper in the UK. My reason for not having the get-together on the 2nd is that we’ve had the last two or three on Thursdays and at least once someone has said “I can’t do Thursdays”.

Location: The Salisbury, Leicester Square, London – from about 6 pm officially, but I know some will be there earlier. I haven’t worried about a restaurant for dining, but there are plenty of choices around there for those who don’t fancy the pub’s offerings.

If you haven’t been to one of these before and wonder what goes on: some solvers, bloggers and setters meet in a pub and can happily talk shop all night with no risk of boring people rigid.

And if you’re thinking “not London again?”, I believe there are moves afoot to have a Sloggers and Betters meeting somewhere north of Watford Gap.



  1. John H
    Posted November 20, 2010 at 9:24 am | Permalink

    It might be an excuse to try out restaurant no.6 in today’s Indy Top 50 Guide, in which case we MUST book – and in which case we MUST get early confirmations of places.

    And in which case, count Jane and me in!

  2. Posted November 29, 2010 at 12:59 pm | Permalink

    I’m not going to be able to get to this one as I have to be at Birmingham airport arrivals early on Thursday morning.

  3. Posted November 30, 2010 at 2:39 pm | Permalink

    I send my best wishes,. but for obvious reasons am not going to make it.