I couldn’t work up a great deal of enthusiasm for this puzzle – if you could then do please try to convince me that I’m wrong. It does seem to require an awful lot of abbreviations and insertions/deletions of individual letters.… Continue reading
Hi. I hope you all had an enjoyable bank holiday weekend. We return to normality with this pleasant puzzle from MynoT. I was underwhelmed by a few of the surfaces and generally inclined to be grumpy today – but perhaps I’m just suffering from the after effects of being spun around on the back page blog!… Continue reading
Hello, everyone. For me, learning new words is one of the pleasures of solving cryptics. Over the weekend I learned a new word, but in a different way, namely through meeting this impressive creature while hiking [Click for a bigger version]:
Happy bank holiday Monday to you all. It is carnival day here in Downtown LI. Traditionally carnival day begins by releasing a pig and chasing it through the village before stringing it upside down on the village green ready for this year’s carnival queen to slit its throat and daub her two attendants with its blood.… Continue reading
Good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where Mother Nature is still being very kind to us – and a very Happy Birthday to Mary.
Another very enjoyable, but perhaps not so typical, Sunday offering that is probably the trickiest Virgilius puzzle that I have had to solve and blog since I took over the Sunday spot from BD back in February, with a handful of anagrams (including partials), a couple of lurkers, and what I thought was a slightly odd homophone element to one of the answers.… Continue reading