Posted by neildubya on 26th November 2006
Azed – A brief introduction
If you regularly finish the puzzles in the “dailies” and fancy a new challenge then a barred crossword like Azed (or Beelzebub in the Independent and Mephisto in the Sunday Times) is the obvious choice. The vocabulary is wider than the daily crosswords (both in the clues and the answers) and the cluing is that little bit more subtle. On the other hand, you get more help from grid – the amount of “checking” (i.e. letters that appear in both an across and down answer) is much more generous than in barred puzzles.