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As we come to the end of another year …

Posted by Gaufrid on 29th December 2011

Gaufrid.

… I would like to extend my thanks to all those involved with Fifteensquared and to the crossword community in general.

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Thank You (whoever you are)

Posted by Gaufrid on 21st December 2011

Gaufrid.

A short while ago I received an unexpected delivery. On opening the parcel I found a bottle of The Famous Gaufrid (my favourite non-single malt tipple!). The label on the back of the bottle reads “Thanks for all your wit and wisdom, and for all you do to keep us all – bloggers, setters and commenters – happy.”

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Photos from Derby

Posted by jetdoc on 27th November 2011

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I arrived rather late, because I am suffering with a dental abscess (don’t try it at home), but still managed to take a few photos:

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Today’s (25/11) Indy by Phi

Posted by Admin on 25th November 2011

Admin.

From Kathryn Friedlander and Philip Fine at the University of Buckingham:

In 2010/11 we invited a number of crossword solvers to take part in recorded trials at Buckingham, during which they solved a cryptic crossword while commenting on their progress out loud. This crossword has been published today in the Independent newspaper as ‘Cryptic Crossword 7385 by Phi’.

In order to gain a richer understanding of the particular dynamics of this puzzle, we are inviting comments on it from all solvers who tackled the published version on or shortly after Friday 25th November 2011.

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Interview with Roger Squires

Posted by Andrew on 9th November 2011

Andrew.

There’s a nice interview with Roger Squires, aka Rufus and Dante, on Shuchi’s Crossword Unclued blog.

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Sloggers and Betters (Midlands) 3 – Update

Posted by Admin on 7th November 2011

Admin.

Only a couple of weeks to go now before the Sloggers and Betters lunch at Waterfall in Derby on Saturday 26th November, so just an update for everyone who’s indicated they’re coming, and a chance for anyone who still fancies attending to let me know.

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Photographs

Posted by jetdoc on 1st November 2011

jetdoc.

Some more photos of crossword-related events:

Hamilton Hall, Liverpool Street, Saturday 29 October 2011:
October 2011

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Five Years Ago Today

Posted by Gaufrid on 1st November 2011

Gaufrid.

Five years ago today (1/11/2006) the first blog appeared on Fifteensquared. It was for Guardian 23,910 by Janus and was written by neildubya, the founder of this site. So, what have we achieved since then?

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Shirley O’Brien (Auster)

Posted by Andrew on 6th September 2011

Andrew.

I was sorry to learn from Hugh Stephenson’s latest newsletter that Shirley O’Brien, aka Auster of the Guardian, died on 12 July at the age of 79. There’s an obituary from the Brisbane Courier-Mail here. Thanks to her, some of us here will never forget the expression “hump the bluey“. RIP

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Sloggers and Betters (Midlands) 3

Posted by Admin on 2nd September 2011

Admin.

Following a three-line whip from Eileen, I am trying to organise another Midlands get-together for crossword aficionados.  Following the Brum Bash that Anax and Jayne organised, we’ll be having another Derby Day.

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Arachne / Anarche

Posted by Admin on 31st August 2011

Admin.

Those of you who would like to see how Arachne/Anarche spends her spare time, and perhaps help her to achieve her goal regarding support for a good cause, should visit www.pageant.org.uk/sarah.htm where there is some interesting reading.

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In memory of Mike Laws

Posted by jetdoc on 21st August 2011

jetdoc.

Yesterday (20 August 2011) a group of crossword addicts went to the ‘office’ used by the late Mike Laws — The Springfield Park Tavern, in Bounds Green, north London — to present two framed tributes which will be hung above the corner he made his own. In the background to the presentation, you can see the Chambers used by Mike when he was at work.

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Help please – 15² on mobile browsers

Posted by Admin on 2nd August 2011

Admin.

Thanks for the feedback. It seems that comments can be viewed on some iPhones but not others. By coincidence, another WPtouch update was released today (4th Aug) and I have just installed it (circa 1800 BST). I also altered one or two of the settings but these should not affect the display of comments.

Please let me know via a comment below if the problem has been resolved by this latest update. If it hasn’t I will pursue the matter further.

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3D crossword event: reminder

Posted by jetdoc on 20th July 2011

jetdoc.

Saturday 6 August: A 3D Bloggers and Setters in Cheltenham
“The First All-England RNIB 3D Crosswords Cup”

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Araucaria/Cinephile on Desert Island Discs

Posted by Admin on 4th July 2011

Admin.

Thanks to Scarpia and Shirley for drawing attention to the fact that John Graham (Araucaria/Cinephile) is going to be the guest on Desert Island Discs next Sunday 10th July @ 11.15 on BBC Radio 4.

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