Category Archives: ScrewedUp News

Reports of problems on the CluedUp / Telegraph Puzzles website, to include their resolution, if any.

ScrewedUp News – Jan 2014

ScrewedUp News – Jan 2013

Edition 26

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Those of you who have been with us for a while may remember ScrewedUp News. The last edition was published in June 2010, and the time has come for its renaissance.

ScrewedUp News – Jun 10

ScrewedUp News – Jun 10

Edition 25

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Today the CluedUp site was ported to a different server. Unfortunately, as Gazza reports elsewhere, it seems to be powered by a Sinclair ZX-80.

I will be out for the rest of the morning, so today’s blogs may be a bit late. In anticipation of problems, we have secured, courtesy of Phil McNeill, copies of the two puzzles, together with the Quick crossword.

ScrewedUp News – Feb 06

ScrewedUp News – Feb 06

Edition 24

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Its been months (Nov 29 2009 to be exact) since we had a ScrewedUp News post. However there is one for today. On the “Home” you have a list of puzzles, unfortunately the Quick GK (132) is last weeks.
But don’t despair you can find this Saturdays (133) if you navigate to “Crossword Puzzles” and you can now
play or print Quick 133 which is really the Quick GK. The normal Quick (26157) can be accessed via the “Home” page.
If you do play the Quick GK, the maximum number of points is only 150, not the the normal 450 you would expect. Confused – I know I am!

ScrewedUp News – Nov 29

ScrewedUp News – Nov 29

Edition 23

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Does anybody else who uses ScrewedUp have a feeling of deja vu? I printed out the Sunday Quick Crossword No. 79 and realised that it was exactly the same as last Sunday’s No. 78. I hope the one in the newspaper is different.

ScrewedUp News – Oct 11

ScrewedUp News – Oct 11

Edition 22

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Its been a while since we had to post a ScrewedUp News item. August 1st was the last time. Anyway, has anybody noticed where Sunday’s Quick Crossword No. 72 is?

ScrewedUp News – Aug 01

ScrewedUp News – Aug 01
Edition 21

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The site has been relatively well behaved in recent weeks, apart from an occasional glitch with the numbers on Codewords, the random presentation of the wrong grid which is corrected when you try again and the ever-present poor performance which becomes intolerable at certain times of the day.

Today Libellule reports that the Quick GK – No. 106 provides the clues but no grid. This applies to both the playable and printable versions.

ScrewedUp News – Jun 24

ScrewedUp News – Jun 24
Edition 20

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Libellule reports that you can’t get the printable versions of the Quick or Daily Cryptic crosswords from the Home screen.

ScrewedUp News – Jun 08

ScrewedUp News – June 08
Edition 19

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I bet you thought that ScrewedUp News had ceased publication! The website has been much better of late, and the last issue was over a month ago. Today DT 25949 had given the wrong length for 15 across.

ScrewedUp News – May 02

Edition 18 + – + What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare. Well – you will have plenty of time to stand and stare today without your regular diet of Saturday’s Giant GK Crossword!

But wait, help is at hand.
Look – here’s a scan.

ScrewedUp News – Apr 25

Edition 17 + – + Another weekend and another screwup in the codewords. Is it really that hard to get it right?