The crossword wasn’t too difficult by Sunday Toughie standards, As I was awaiting the midnight publication of today’s toughie I fell asleep with a wee 8d at hand. I awoke with a start and made a meal of dealing with network and printer problems into the small hours. Thankfully when I was able to access the puzzle it wasn’t too difficult, either that or my crossword skills have come on leaps and bounds over the last 27 weeks.
I may have detected a slight theme as I have quite a few answers with a Sci-Fi / Space theme but I may have been led astray by the Twitter meme that today is the actual birthdate of George Jetson.
A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where we are enjoying a three day holiday weekend, quite what the reason is I am not absolutely certain but I’ll take it anyway.
For me, Dada providing a bit of a head scratcher especially with two in the NE and one in the SW, with five anagrams (one partial), one lurker (reversed), and two homophones – all in a symmetric 26 clues; with 13 hints ‘sprinkled’ throughout the grid you should be able to get the checkers to enable the solving of the unhinted clues.… Continue reading
Wow. I know Elgar won’t use this grid lightly. Quite the wonderful and oh-so-satisfying penny drop when you finally figure out what is going on. A great construction, thank you Elgar!!… Continue reading
This was definitely at the easier end of Beam’s range and, apart from the absence of anagrams, could well have appeared as a Ray T production. So I hope those many Ray T aficionados who steer clear of Toughies will give this one a go – I think that they’ll enjoy it.… Continue reading
Rating as suggested by NAS – Difficulty *** – Enjoyment ***
Good day. Solvers wasting the worlds resources of graphite and ink will waste less today with only a measly twenty-six clues to solve. Rather easy for a Thursday methinks. A Mrs Trellis of North Wales commented on my last blog, Continue reading “DT 30051”