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Crossword Centenary Convention

Sloggers, Betters and other Cruciverbalists’ Centenary Convention

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To commemorate the centenary of the crossword, we really should have a proper get-together for all the regulars, be they high-profile or lurkers. Everyone, from novices to occasional solvers to the all-correct Listener élite, is welcome.

Two Girls, One on Each Knee

Two Girls, One on Each Knee

A History of Cryptic Crosswords

 

Cruciverbalist Convention (Oct 2013)

Cruciverbalist Convention (Oct 2013)

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.

Pushing the boat out in Manchester (Update October 2013)

Crossword Masterclass in Manchester

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Guardian setter Boatman has sent this update:

“I can take just one or two more people on my Manchester Masterclass on Saturday 16 November – let me know as soon as possible if you’d like to be one of them.

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”.

Cryptic Crossword Solving Research (Update – Sep 2013)

Problem-solving ability is key to Cryptic Crossword Success

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Researchers:

Dr. Philip Fine and Dr. Kathryn Friedlander, University of Buckingham

RNIB 3D Crosswords Cup (2013)

RNIB 3D Crosswords Cup – Saturday 12th October

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We are holding a crossword event in Holborn, London in October along with an email competition alongside to raise funds for RNIB Pears Centre which provides a home and outstanding education for youngsters with visual impairment and other complex needs. The main event runs from 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm.

Sloggers & Betters (Sheffield 2013) – Updated

Sloggers & Betters (Sheffield)

Saturday 26th October 2013

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Phil & Cathryn

Many congratulations on your forthcoming nuptials

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Wedding Bells

As many of you will know, Phil Ashling (Flashling on fifteensquared) is getting married this coming Thursday to Cathryn Wallace.

Pushing the boat out in Manchester

Crossword Masterclass in Manchester with Guardian setter Boatman

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My third Crossword Masterclass will take place in Manchester on Saturday 16 November 2013.