Frequently Asked Questions

1. What if the puzzle I want does not appear in the Google results?

(a) Firstly, try other words from the puzzle. If this does not work, the most common causes are:
1. You are looking for a puzzle that is older than 6 weeks, the default search range.

In this case, change the search range as follows
Click on the small down-pointing triangle after the words "past 6 weeks" and choose "Past Year" and click the search icon eyeglass

If more than a year is required, you can try modifying the URL of the search command, replacing the string "qdr.w6" with something like "qdr.w104" to extend the search range to 2 years

2. The Google Seach robots have failed to index the blog for this puzzle

Locate the blog for the previous puzzle and note the UK serial number and its date of publication in the UK. Then use the "View All Archives link" on the Times-for-the-Times blog to get at the puzzle you want.