TEDxAlbertopolis (September 2013) – Update

TEDxAlbertopolis – 23rd September 2013

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You may remember the earlier post about TEDxAlbertopolis.  It was announced that John Halpern (Dada in the Telegraph and Paul in The Guardian) was to create a  “fiendishly difficult crossword especially for the event”.

I have now been sent a copy of this puzzle, which I am pleased to be able to share.

Albertopolis Crossword
Cryptic clues are in bold

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If you prefer your puzzles on paper, a pdf of the puzzle can be downloaded from here.

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Listings Information:

TEDxAlbertopolis
. Monday 23 September, timings 2pm­–7pm

Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP

Tickets £15-£25, Royal Albert Hall Box Office 020 7589 8212

www.royalalberthall.com

TEDxAlbrtopolis

Twitter: #TEDxAlb – @TEDxAlbrtopolis Facebook: /TEDxAlbertopolis

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5 Comments

  1. crypticsue
    Posted September 20, 2013 at 5:40 pm | Permalink

    Don’t let the ‘fiendishly difficult’ tag put you off, that’s all I am going to say.

  2. Expat Chris
    Posted September 20, 2013 at 6:04 pm | Permalink

    Fun while it lasted.

  3. gazza
    Posted September 20, 2013 at 6:23 pm | Permalink

    I’m not sure what the point of this is. I thought it was a major disappointment from one of my favourite setters. I gave up after four clues.

    • Posted September 20, 2013 at 7:48 pm | Permalink

      If you read the other post, it was written especially for the event and to satisfy the requirements listed there.. The description in quotes is how it was promoted. I set it up without solving it, Now that I have, I’m inclined to agree with you.

    • Expat Chris
      Posted September 20, 2013 at 9:51 pm | Permalink

      I thought I’d give it a try, despite the “fiendishly difficult” description, expecting to get one or two answers. When I whizzed through in no time flat, I concluded that the promo was deliberately tongue in cheek. A bit if misdirection, if you will. Maybe it will be explained during the lecture.