I am going to blog The Rotter’s Science-themed Times-based Crossword

I saw this puzzle when the author posted the clues in Verlaine’s blog of July 24, so I cut and pasted the clues and solved the puzzle. I found it a different and entertaining sort of challenge, which some of the other solvers might like.

To give everyone an impetus to download it and give it a go, I decided to blog it in Times for the Times. I have written the blog already, but will not post it for 48 hours in order to give those who have not yet tried it a chance. As Andy pointed out, the puzzle is now available as a PDF at http://s000.tinyupload.com/?file_id=44283360823260239153. Several people have complained about malware at the tinyupload.com site, so please use my upload at http://home.earthlink.net/~vinyl1/Science0207150001.pdf instead.

Please do not post any comments that give away answers! All will be revealed in two days. And thanks to The Rotter for this enjoyable puzzle, containing a few answers that will certainly never make the main Times puzzle.

11 comments on “I am going to blog The Rotter’s Science-themed Times-based Crossword”

  1. What a compliment. Thank you indeed. I hope those that give it a go will get half the pleasure from solving it that I got from creating it. Thanks again, and I look forward to seeing some comments.
  2. By the way, if you do choose to download by clicking the link above and then click the link that is presented, a new window may open that invites you to download a Windows health check piece of software. Just close that window. You should not need to download anything except the pdf file, and you shouldn’t need to give any personal details to access the puzzle.
  3. I know that you mean well and I was looking forward to the puzzle but the links have got me involved in a nightmare of sites where I have had to power down to extract myself. Sorry.

    Edited at 2015-08-03 09:56 pm (UTC)

  4. Oh dear! Sorry to be the cause of so much strife, and please believe me when I say that I had no idea that using the tinyupload service would cause so much trouble – I won’t be using them again.

    And thanks again to vinyl for finding a solution.

  5. Incidentally, the grid is the same one for the 15 x 15 again today coincidentally.
  6. I won’t be around when all is revealed, so I thought I’d offer my congratulations and thanks to The Rotter, and thanks to Vinyl for blogging this. Enjoyable, and challenging–I’ve still got two to go!

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