Cruciverbalist Convention (Oct 2012)

Cruciverbalist Convention (Oct 2012)

in conjunction with the Times Crossword Championship

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What? A Cruciverbalist Convention for crossword setters and blog contributors and readers will take place in London, coinciding with the annual Times Crossword Championship.

When? 12 noon onwards on Saturday 20th October 2012
Where? London – meeting at the The Town of Ramsgate, Wapping

The Town of Ramsgate, 62 Wapping High Street, London, E1W 2PN

And later? Anyone still standing will be heading towards a nearby restaurant
Who? Anyone who is interested
Why? It is hoped that a number of the Times setters and several of the Telegraph, Guardian, Independent and FT setters will put in an appearance.  There should also be a cross-section of bloggers and readers from this site, Times for the Times and Fifteensquared.  This is your chance to meet us!
How? Just turn up on the day.
If you’ve never been before, these are very friendly functions and you have the opportunity to meet other like-minded people.

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  1. Tilsit
    Posted October 16, 2012 at 4:44 pm | Permalink

    Much as I’d love to have been there, I have an Open Uni tutorial in Leeds which means coping with the Leeds Loop, must take tranquilisers before I do.

  2. gnomethang
    Posted October 17, 2012 at 12:17 pm | Permalink

    I’ll be up there and hope to see some faces old and new.

  3. andy
    Posted October 19, 2012 at 8:20 pm | Permalink

    Looking forward to it!

    • Prolixic
      Posted October 19, 2012 at 8:59 pm | Permalink

      Given the number (and respectability) of words that IT can indicate in a crossword, that is a highly ambiguous statement!

      • gnomethang
        Posted October 19, 2012 at 9:45 pm | Permalink

        I’ve been looking forward to IT for ages

        • Prolixic
          Posted October 19, 2012 at 10:07 pm | Permalink

          A pint of Vermouth for you tomorrow then.

  4. axe
    Posted October 19, 2012 at 9:10 pm | Permalink

    Would an Inadequate be permitted ?

    • pommers
      Posted October 19, 2012 at 9:42 pm | Permalink


      • gnomethang
        Posted October 19, 2012 at 9:44 pm | Permalink

        Yep! Provided you bring your own Thermos.

    • Prolixic
      Posted October 19, 2012 at 10:57 pm | Permalink

      All are welcome. Inadequacy is purely relative and I am the great-grandfather of the inadequates ;). If they let me in, you will be welcomed with open arms and several pints of beer :)

      • pommers
        Posted October 19, 2012 at 11:01 pm | Permalink

        I like the last bit of that post but unfortunately can’t be there :sad:

  5. Qix
    Posted October 20, 2012 at 5:16 pm | Permalink

    Congrats to Mark Goodliffe for winning again!

    • gnomethang
      Posted October 20, 2012 at 8:32 pm | Permalink

      On a personal note it was great to meet Penfold and the 7dgunpine.

      • Qix
        Posted October 20, 2012 at 9:54 pm | Permalink

        I’m jealous.

        I tried to steak a place there but I kidney :mrgreen: