A curate’s egg in terms of difficulty, with more hard than not, but that in the end I was happy to nibble on, probably only because I managed to finish with no errors.
It took me a while to get going on this tricky Quick Cryptic from Rongo. No time from me as I was interrupted, but definitely well over target. Some super clues. Enjoy! Thank-you Rongo.
Fortnightly Weekend Quick Cryptic. This time it is my turn to provide the extra weekend entertainment. You can find the crossword, entitled “All at Sea”, here.
It’s time for the blog of the best crossword of the month again. Another great exploration of the dusty corners of the dictionary and clever wordplay to match… and a pangram too.
I’m not sure about this one, and it took me over 30. Partly that’s because my guts are doing an audition for the remake of the Mr Creosote sketch, which is a shame because … Read more “28774 It’s not Advent yet.”
Relatively gentle for Felix, of the usual high quality.
A really good, quite difficult test, I thought, with several unusual words and some lateral thinking needed.
Fairly gentle midweek fare from Mara containing a balanced mix of clues. Expecting the SCC to be somewhat emptier today…
A few tricky ones meant I visited the SCC again on this one.
I was a little surprised to find 55 minutes on the clock as I finished because I wasn’t aware that I had been solving particularly slowly.
I thought this was going to be an easy Monday when I saw a number of answers as the puzzle came out of the printer, but the some of the remaining clues proved rather formidable.