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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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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

jetdoc.

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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