My new job

Those of you who look at the Times for the Times blog will know that I’ve just started a new job. I can now tell you that I’ve been appointed on a trial basis to edit the crosswords in the Sunday Times. I’m obviously very pleased and know that many of you will be very pleased for me. At this stage there are only a few things to say:

  • A big thank you to Barbara Hall for the help she’s given me during a brief handover period, and to those at the Sunday Times who decided to see whether I can fill this role well.
  • Any changes to Sunday Times crosswords will be slow and careful.
  • For obvious reasons, I will no longer be a contributor to crossword blogs.


  1. Posted December 30, 2010 at 8:53 pm | Permalink


    I’d like to be the first to congratulate you in your new role. I’m sure they have appointed the best possible person for the job.

    I’d also like to thank you for your regular weekly posts, first of the Saturday prize puzzles and latterly the Sunday puzzles, for very nearly two years.

  2. Prolixic
    Posted December 30, 2010 at 10:31 pm | Permalink


    Many congratulations on your new role. Hope that the position soon becomes permanent.

  3. crypticsue
    Posted December 30, 2010 at 10:32 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations on your new post.

  4. Posted December 30, 2010 at 10:48 pm | Permalink

    Excellent news, Peter. Well done on the appointment, it is a role that in which you will thrive, I am sure.


  5. Posted December 30, 2010 at 11:21 pm | Permalink

    Arm-wrestle for Sunday then! ;-)

  6. Qix
    Posted December 30, 2010 at 11:31 pm | Permalink


    Those crosswords are in safe hands.

  7. Gari
    Posted December 31, 2010 at 7:32 am | Permalink

    Hearty cogratulations on your new position.

  8. Spindrift
    Posted December 31, 2010 at 7:58 am | Permalink

    Congratulations on your new role, I hope it goes well. The absence of future contributions from you will leave a large gap to fill…but I’m sure the other contributors will step up to the mark.

  9. Nathan J
    Posted December 31, 2010 at 9:08 am | Permalink

    Hi Peter

    Well done! I am really pleased for you – you richly deserve this success and I know you will do a brilliant job.

    I will miss your blogs on this site but hope that you will drop in from time to time to leave comments on this site.

    Best of luck with your new position and Happy New Year.

  10. Libellule
    Posted December 31, 2010 at 10:38 am | Permalink

    Congratulations and good luck.

  11. BigBoab
    Posted December 31, 2010 at 12:51 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations Peter and thoroughly deserved. Good luck, health and prosperity for the coming year.

  12. Franny
    Posted December 31, 2010 at 1:01 pm | Permalink

    Best wishes to you, Peter. I’ve always enjoyed the Sunday Times crossword, and now I’ll enjoy it even more knowing you have edited it.

    A Happy New Year to you!

  13. tilly
    Posted December 31, 2010 at 1:01 pm | Permalink

    Well done. Well deserved.

  14. Jnay
    Posted December 31, 2010 at 2:47 pm | Permalink

    Excellent news Peter, good start to 2011 for you.
    All the best xxx

  15. Meadowman
    Posted December 31, 2010 at 10:03 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations on the new job and best wishes

  16. Lea
    Posted January 1, 2011 at 8:46 am | Permalink

    Congratulations and good luck in your new role. Thank you for all your blogging – you will be missed here.

  17. bakesi
    Posted January 4, 2011 at 9:37 am | Permalink

    well done!! as a fairly new convert to submitting crosswords online and this site I have enjoyed your comments etc