Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The 13 square problem

Most conventional cryptic crosswords have a 15 by 15 square grid. The NZ Listener's puzzle has a 13 by 13 grid. I would like to change it for the bigger one. That would mean an average of about six more clues per puzzle.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Heads well postscript

I have since seen a video of my talk and wonder at the patience of the audience and the presence of at least three flattering toadies. Having caught a glimpse of myself as others see me, I rather wish I hadn't. (Strange after all those years in screen production that I never saw myself in anything other than a walk-on extra role.)

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Heads well

After the sensational success of my astonishing revelations about cryptic crossword at last night's Wellington Nerd Night (three people commented positively on my presentation), I have uploaded a few puzzles to my webskite.

I'll be putting a few Listener jobbies up there too sometime soon. I can hear the screams of delight already.