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by crowsman
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Read the latest in news from the ACC
Topic: AFL Grand Final
Replies: 0
Views: 176

AFL Grand Final

Thank you to those members of the ACC who have passed on their condolences following the painful AFL Grand Final. Congratulations to President Patrick and his Richmond Tigers. No, I won't do anything drastic, but I have run out of antidepressants. No comments are needed regarding one particular fore...
by crowsman
Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Crossword and clue discussion
Topic: DH 12/09/2017
Replies: 2
Views: 313

Re: DH 12/09/2017

If those three 'gems' are typical, I am pleased I do not have access.
Perhaps the question mark in the third of them is meant to be an apology for the appalling grammar.

Crowsman
by crowsman
Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Crossword and clue discussion
Topic: Appropriate or not in CrOZworld?
Replies: 5
Views: 1063

Re: Appropriate or not in CrOZworld?

Ian, I would have no qualms if a clue like the following appeared in CrOZworld:

More extreme is to let off that female! (7)

Answer: FARTHER.

Crowsman.
by crowsman
Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Discussion of ACC Crosswords
Topic: True cryptic?
Replies: 2
Views: 560

True cryptic?

In the July CrOZworld, President Patrick made a plea for us to discuss relevant topics on this bulletin board. Hence, I will open an issue that has been bugging me.The late Noel Jessop (Jesso) is a doyen of Australian cryptic crossword compiling, influencing many of us who are amateurs in comparison...
by crowsman
Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Discussion of ACC Crosswords
Topic: May Slot 7 Eightsome Reels
Replies: 5
Views: 925

Re: May Slot 7 Eightsome Reels

Sorry! I must admit I did not think of that. Getting old!

But at least it seems I got it correct anyway.

Crowsman
by crowsman
Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Discussion of ACC Crosswords
Topic: May Slot 7 Eightsome Reels
Replies: 5
Views: 925

Re: May Slot 7 Eightsome Reels

OK, I'll comment on each of them, without knowing if my submitted answers are correct or not. For 4, I tossed up for a long while between TYPIFIER and OVERTYPE, both of which fitted, but neither seemed quite satisfactory. My problem was that I was interpreting "keyboard's top row" as that row with a...
by crowsman
Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Crossword and clue discussion
Topic: Appropriate or not in CrOZworld?
Replies: 5
Views: 1063

Appropriate or not in CrOZworld?

OK, Ian, I'll open a new topic here. We all appreciate that certain words and expressions appearing in CrOZworld puzzles should not offend anyone, and our esteemed editor ensures that. However, in a recent publication elsewhere, I was somewhat surprised to see the vulgar(?) word ARSE appear as an an...