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CloudFlare CAPTCHA – Updated

Posted by Admin on 3rd December 2013

Admin.

Update (15:50): I have now received a reply from CloudFlare to say that the problem has been rectified. I no longer get the Challenge page when I log-in or try to post a comment, but if anyone continues to do so please scroll down to the bottom of the Challenge page, make a note of the Ray ID and the IP address then email them to me at the usual admin address ( admin{at}fifteensquared{dot}net ).

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John Graham – RIP

Posted by Admin on 26th November 2013

Admin.

It is with much sadness that I post this announcement. I was told a short while ago that John Graham (aka Araucaria/Cinephile) died during the early hours of this morning. He was peaceful and among friends.

I’m sure our thoughts go out to those who knew him personally. His passing is a great loss to the crossword community but we will never forget the many happy hours spent solving his, at times, fiendish clues.

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Sloggers, betters and other cruciverbalists’ centenary convention

Posted by jetdoc on 20th November 2013

jetdoc.

To commemorate the centenary of the crossword, we really should have a proper get-together for all the regulars, be they high-profile or lurkers. Everyone, from novices to occasional solvers to the all-correct Listener élite, is welcome.

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Now We Are Seven …

Posted by Gaufrid on 1st November 2013

Gaufrid.

… (with apologies to A. A. Milne)

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The Sheffield Tap, Saturday 26th October

Posted by jetdoc on 23rd October 2013

jetdoc.

Two points for those of you who are coming to the John Henderson Big Birthday Bash Part 1:

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Crossword Event – London – 26th November

Posted by Admin on 9th October 2013

Admin.

Tom Johnson (aka Gozo, Busman et al) has asked me to post the following announcement:

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Reminder: The All-England RNIB 3D Crosswords Cup 2013

Posted by jetdoc on 1st October 2013

jetdoc.

Hoping to see you at this event on 12 October, at Penderel’s Oak in High Holborn, London:

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Sloggers and Betters – Sheffield – a message from John Henderson

Posted by Admin on 9th August 2013

Admin.

I’d like to invite you all to a party that I’m organising at the Sheffield Tap on Saturday, October 26th. The excuse (who really needs one?) is that I shall be celebrating the slightly ripe middle age of 50, and I’d like as many friends as possible to be there!

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Site Policy / Comments

Posted by Admin on 28th July 2013

Admin.

Recently I have become increasingly concerned about the tone and content of some of the comments posted on this site. Furthermore, there have been complaints, both in public and privately, about these comments and the attitude of certain participants. May I please remind you all of the Site Policy, particularly the first paragraph regarding aggressive, insulting or inflammatory comments and the later reference to off-topic comments.

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Crossword Masterclasses – Update (Manchester)

Posted by Gaufrid on 7th July 2013

Gaufrid.

Boatman has sent another update.

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Crossword Solving Research – a message from Kathryn Friedlander (University of Buckingham)

Posted by Admin on 29th June 2013

Admin.

A number of you may have seen some articles last week in the press concerning our crossword research and, in particular, the recorded crossword solving trials we conducted in Buckingham during 2011, which some of you kindly volunteered to assist us in. I’m afraid that (the press being what it is) our research has been rather mangled, and I’d like to set out what the real position is.

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Crossword Masterclasses – a message from Boatman – Third Update

Posted by Admin on 28th May 2013

Admin.

Boatman has sent another update.

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Display Problems

Posted by Admin on 15th May 2013

Admin.

A week ago I installed a WordPress plug-in to cache the site’s content. This was because the large number of unwanted bots that regularly crawl the site were causing problems by generating excessive demands on server resources.

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Don Manley’s Crossword Golden Jubilee

Posted by Admin on 13th May 2013

Admin.

Don (aka Bradman, Pasquale, Quixote, Giovani etc) is celebrating the 50th anniversary of his first newspaper crossword in Oxford on 20 May.  Full details can be found here.

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Sloggers and Betters (London) – 23rd May

Posted by Admin on 10th May 2013

Admin.

The annual lunch for Times setters is taking place on 23rd May and this will be followed by a Sloggers and Betters get-together in The Town of Ramsgate (62 Wapping High Street E1) from 4pm onwards. All welcome.

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