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by isla
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Read the latest in news from the ACC
Topic: Stickler - famous in New York and London
Replies: 0
Views: 1446

Stickler - famous in New York and London

David Stickley has been all over the internet in the past few weeks. Linked to in today's 'Times for The Times' blog by the blogger in New York: https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1930028.html Interviewed by 'The Guardian' newspaper in UK two weeks ago: https://www.theguardian.com/crosswords/cr...
by isla
Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: DA Explanations and blog
Topic: DA 23/02/18
Replies: 2
Views: 1175

Re: DA 23/02/18

Don't often do the DAs as not in his published area, but got sent this one by someone who was. Quite enjoyed it. Except the last letter of 3 dn. Scratched my head a lot - not a lot made sense for a long time. Eventually cracked the theme by getting NEARBY giving YEN. Had a few queries: STAN, ROLL CA...
by isla
Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Discussion of ACC Crosswords
Topic: True cryptic?
Replies: 2
Views: 2485

Re: True cryptic?

Definitely not cryptic. But also widespread amongst amateur setters, including in CrOZworld. Even seen from professionals, occasionally in The Guardian for instance, and almost never (but not never) in The Times. I'd go so far as recommending looking up etymology of both solution and clue to make su...
by isla
Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Discussion of ACC Crosswords
Topic: May Slot 7 Eightsome Reels
Replies: 5
Views: 3038

Re: May Slot 7 Eightsome Reels

Hi Zinzan, 4. Apart from not liking this type of clue* (e.g. "a collection of notes" for random letters between A & G), I think the clue doesn't really work, QWERTY is (almost) never the top row. You'd struggle to find a keyboard without the numbers above QWERTY, and almost all have function keys as...