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Crossword Ends in Violence (5)

Posted by neildubya on November 23rd, 2008

neildubya.

I’ve received an email from James Cary, a TV and radio comedy writer, who has written a novel about the crossword controversy surrounding the D-Day landings (which was talked about in the recent BBC4 program about cryptics). The hero of the story is modern day professional crossword setter called John Fellowes.

You can find out more about it here. The site contains lots of the novel free to read – but some is password protected and you have to solve crossword clues to get new chapters. Plus there’s a downloadable crossword which provides a password to the entire first section of the book. Sounds interesting and I’ll certainly be giving it a read – the author asked me to give it a mention here, which I’m happy to do.

Neil