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by ianwilliams
Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Crossword and clue discussion
Topic: Gremlin Alert! August 2018 Slot 6 "Ton-up" by Hot and Cold
Replies: 0
Views: 792

Gremlin Alert! August 2018 Slot 6 "Ton-up" by Hot and Cold

Unfortunately those pesky beasts have been active in August’s Slot 6 puzzle. The solution to 22-across was intended to be SIMHUNA . An incorrect (but regrettably unchecked) source reference led us to that word instead of the correct title of the work. Not content with that, by an incredible coincide...
by ianwilliams
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Crossword and clue discussion
Topic: May slot 2 JISM, GISM.
Replies: 4
Views: 733

Re: May slot 2 JISM, GISM.

Whatever Chambers says, it pays to read any instructions to the puzzle, which were "Each answer begins with a different letter.". Taking GISM as the solution for 12-across gives two answers beginning with G, GISM and GENUINE, but no J. Sorry, no dot!
by ianwilliams
Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Read the latest in news from the ACC
Topic: INTERNET or INTERNOT?
Replies: 3
Views: 1158

Re: INTERNET or INTERNOT?

An email from David Stickley (The Stickler), posted with his permission: There are lots of issues here. First, if you decided to go beyond the traditional references, then how do you define what's acceptable? Would everything on the internet be fair game in all puzzles? If not, how to you restrict i...
by ianwilliams
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Read the latest in news from the ACC
Topic: Quiz 7/2018 Merely Male by KA: Gremlin Alert
Replies: 1
Views: 331

Quiz 7/2018 Merely Male by KA: Gremlin Alert

Some minor errors have been found in the July quiz. All members receiving the e-CrOZworld should have received the amended version and it is correct on the version that can be downloaded from the internet. Just in case there are others who may not have seen the corrections, the amended quiz is given...
by ianwilliams
Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Read the latest in news from the ACC
Topic: INTERNET or INTERNOT?
Replies: 3
Views: 1158

INTERNET or INTERNOT?

For a long time the ACC has operated a policy of discouraging our setters from using words in our puzzles and quizzes that are not referenced in Chambers or Macquarie (with occasional forays into Collins, Oxford and the SOED). Proper words and names should be in those references or be in everyday or...
by ianwilliams
Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Discussion of ACC Crosswords
Topic: Check Solution
Replies: 2
Views: 2493

Re: Check Solution

Sorry, Pat, but it must be something in/on your computer. I've just checked Augusts slots 1-5 and the check function worked perfectly in each case. In the first instance we suggest that you clear your browsing history and try again. - links below. Let me know by e-mail if your browser is not covered...
by ianwilliams
Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Read the latest in news from the ACC
Topic: Updating our website
Replies: 1
Views: 2730

Re: Updating our website

After a great deal of work by Roy Low we are pleased to announce that we now have a much more functional and prettier version of the new website. http://crosswordclub.org / There are still a few things to develop, in particular the Compiler’s Page, but it’s a major advance on the previous version an...
by ianwilliams
Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Crossword and clue discussion
Topic: Appropriate or not in CrOZworld?
Replies: 5
Views: 3948

Re: Appropriate or not in CrOZworld?

ARSE and similar words describing posterior don't worry me too much in the context of approving clues that will not offend members. However, while in that region, I recently came across a construction using the letters FART defined in the normal usage of breaking wind. A good old Anglo-Saxon word, l...
by ianwilliams
Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Discussion of ACC Crosswords
Topic: May Slot 1 Stroz
Replies: 0
Views: 2457

May Slot 1 Stroz

Published comments - any more? Explanations to cryptic clues . Across: 6 dd, 7 Hum (vibrate) + drum (ear), 9 very = tres + s, 10 record = hit + or + long after (miss), 11 dd, 13 f + lower, 15 dd, 19 (house arrest - south)*, 20 dd, 23 (sanction + r)*, 24 Mu + (fi t)*, 26 Ch + Im + NEY, 27 Opt +I + mu...
by ianwilliams
Sat Jun 03, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Read the latest in news from the ACC
Topic: Access to Bulletin Board forums
Replies: 0
Views: 2680

Access to Bulletin Board forums

An enormous amount of time may be spent by Administrators in reviewing and deleting spurious and offensive messages posted to Boards such as this. To avoid this, we have created a group for ACC members who have access to all Board features including posting. We nay be able to refine this as our admi...