Last week we spoke about dead things we had found on our regular walking circuit so thought that it would be good to redress the balance with today’s preamble. Right on schedule for the start of our spring, the first family of cute little ducklings appeared on 1st September. The next clutches were only a day or two behind them. A much more spirit-lifting sight.
I always look forward to solving a Chalicea puzzle, and this one is excellent. The last one parsed was 5d and the last one solved was the superb 15a, which makes it my favourite with the mental picture conjured up by 10a taking the runner-up podium. Continue reading “Toughie 2291”
Hello, everyone. Today we've been treated to another excellent puzzle from Telegraph Puzzles Editor Chris Lancaster. I just loved it. As is often the case with his puzzles, I rated it a definite 4* for difficulty. But since there is also 4* enjoyment to be had here I recommend persevering with it, possibly using whatever aids you find necessary to fill the grid and parse the clues. Continue reading "DT 29146"
Welcome to September and a very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where we are enjoying a (soggy) holiday weekend often considered as the (unofficial?) end of summer, schools will be back in session this week and we can begin looking forward to the ‘brutal’ winter that Falcon mentioned on Thursday. … Continue reading