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Sloggers & Betters (Manchester), Saturday 8th September 2012 …..

Posted by Admin on 5th August 2012

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….. and Dean Meyer’s 50th birthday bash. Dean has sent the following information about these two events which I post verbatim: 

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Apologies

Posted by Gaufrid on 25th July 2012

Gaufrid.

My apologies to those who have addressed comments to me during the past month and who have not received a response. Also for not being able to arrange cover for bloggers who have been unable to provide a post for a particular puzzle.

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Bachelor has no place in committed couple (4,3,4)

Posted by jetdoc on 2nd July 2012

jetdoc.

Thanks to David H for the clue, the answer to which is Race for Life, which I have already mentioned in my Cyclops blog. Now, with less than a week to go, it’s time to go a bit more public…

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Sloggers and Betters (London) – 30th May

Posted by Admin on 16th May 2012

Admin.

The annual lunch for Times setters is taking place on 30th May and this will be followed by a Sloggers and Betters get-together in The Town of Ramsgate (62 Wapping High Street E1) from 4:30pm onwards. All welcome.

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Northern Sloggers and Betters: 21st April 2012 Todmorden

Posted by tilsit on 10th April 2012

tilsit.

Just to update you on events for next week.

The venue for the meet Bramsche Bar is now booked and tables reserved.  The new menus should be on the website  (http://www.bramsche.co.uk/) and they are looking forward to meeting everyone.  We’ll be there from about 11:30.   There’s an interesting Wetherspoons called The White Hart just around the corner if you are early, or you could take in the Market or some of the other sights.  energetic people may wish to go and climb Stoodley Pike, or stroll along the canal.

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Live Chat with Enigmatist

Posted by Admin on 22nd March 2012

Admin.

After last week’s live chat with Arachne/Anarche, this week it’s the turn of John Henderson (aka Enigmatist/Nimrod/Io/Elgar). The session will be from 1pm to 3pm tomorrow (23rd March). On Saturday, the Guardian Open Weekend event includes Paul/Punk/Mudd in conversation with crossword editor Hugh Stephenson and Araucaria/Cinephile talking to Sandy Balfour. See Alan Connor’s blog announcement.

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A BIG “THANK YOU” FROM RUFUS

Posted by Admin on 29th February 2012

Admin.

The last ten days have been very busy, and very enjoyable, for me, and so many people have taken time and effort to make it so. From the February 18th surprise party at my local pub, to a family gathering last weekend in a Derbyshire farmhouse, via a reception at the Guardian on the Eve of my 80th birthday, I have been taken by surprise by the tremendous warmth and friendliness of people in the crossword world.

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Photo uploads (including Rufus’ birthday celebrations)

Posted by jetdoc on 22nd February 2012

jetdoc.

I have uploaded three new sets of photos to Flickr:

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Roger Squires (Rufus, Dante etc) – 80 Today

Posted by Gaufrid on 22nd February 2012

Gaufrid.

I’m sure you will all join me in wishing Mr Squires a very Happy Birthday. A splendid poetic tribute from Araucaria can be found here on the CCMB.

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Sloggers & Betters (Northern) April 2012

Posted by tilsit on 21st February 2012

tilsit.

Thanks for all the interest in the next S&B do to be held in Todmorden.  Unfortunately I have had to move it back a week due to venue problems and it will now be held on  Saturday 21st April.  Hope you can make it.  As previously mentioned, if you are travelling from farther afield I am happy to help find accommodation.

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Sloggers and Betters Ireland Meet (provisional)

Posted by kenmac on 14th February 2012

kenmac.

Hi,

Just putting the feelers out to see if there is enough interest in meeting up somewhere in Ireland. Having been at the one in Birmingham last summer and having a great time.

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Calling all admirers of Rufus

Posted by jetdoc on 14th February 2012

jetdoc.

I am posting this on behalf of Alan Connor, who writes the crossword blog in the Guardian. Rufus’s 80th birthday is coming up very soon (next week, in fact). If you love Rufus (or Dante etc) puzzles (perhaps because they gave you a way in to cryptic crosswords), here’s your chance to put your appreciation on record as part of a birthday tribute:

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The Magpie

Posted by Admin on 28th January 2012

Admin.

The Magpie is a subscription-only crossword magazine that publishes thematic cryptics of the sort found in the Enigmatic Variations, Inquisitor and Listener series. The difficulty level varies from a little above that of a daily cryptic through to the more extreme end of The Listener spectrum. Each month there are five crosswords spanning this range and one numerical puzzle. The Magpie is delivered as a PDF though there is an option for a posted paper copy.

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Sunday Cryptic Puzzles

Posted by Admin on 19th January 2012

Admin.

Anax is trying to get some feedback as to what people think about the level of difficulty of the Sunday cryptics. To this end he has added a poll to his website. It only requires you to select one answer from four so please take a minute or two to pay his site a visit: Anax Poll.

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Sloggers and Betters Northern April 2011

Posted by tilsit on 18th January 2012

tilsit.

I am happy to organise a Northern gathering and would suggest Saturday 14th April. In an effort to boost my local economy, I am suggesting using the Bramsche Bar on Rochdale Road in Todmorden (there’s a nice Wetherspoons for early birds) and a meal at The Vedas, the Cotton Mill or the Thai Restaurant afterwards.

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