We recently had a bot attack that created new accounts on TftT, but did not reply to the email for account confirmation. Johninterred has fixed that problem, but we were left with a large number of inactive accounts, including genuine attempts dating back to May of 2022.
Since these accounts are not confirmed, they are not of any use to anyone. Accordingly, I have cleaned up our user accounts, and deleted all unconfirmed accounts created prior to November 1, 2023. No one with a valid account should be impacted.
Thanks for everyone’s feedback on the Quick SNITCH (or “Quitch” as some are calling it). I’ve now added an initial set of Blog Solvers for this. Blog Solvers’ times are taken from the details they … Read more “Blog solvers for the Quick SNITCH”
We have a new champion – our own Verlaine, aka Matthew Marcus! This post now includes links to the full results of each round.
There has been a change of arrangements for 21st October.
The Times seems to have a problem with its Puzzles page and Crossword club on the app and online at the moment. You can, however, print the puzzles from the ePaper. Navigate to the page with the crossword and click on the crossword. You should get a pop-up window with the ability to print the crossword.
[Update: The problem appears to have been fixed now].
Those of you not who did not see the ST blog last Sunday or are not signed up to receive Mick Hodgkins’s weekly newsletter may not know that a special cryptic puzzle was published on … Read more “Special extra puzzle now available…”
Quite a few people have requested a SNITCH version for the Quick Cryptic. I’ve created one here and welcome your feedback on it. In particular, I’d be interested in hearing whether you think the ratings … Read more “Quick SNITCH – a first attempt”
Thanks to everyone who takes an interest and gives me feedback on the SNITCH. With the kind permission of the moderators of this site, I’m posting this announcement to give you an update on latest … Read more “SNITCH Developments”
TIMES CROSSWORD CHAMPIONSHIP 2023
Registration for the 2023 championship opens on Monday, September 4th. More…
For our bloggers we now have a way of directing readers to a specific entry in the glossary.