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Calling all S&Bs in the Birmingham area

Posted by jetdoc on 16th November 2012

jetdoc.

Enigmatist, Nimrod, Io, Elgar and I (so two of us) will be in Birmingham for a Steve Harley concert on the evening of Saturday 24 November, and we’ll be around all day (arriving Friday evening). If anyone living locally would like to meet up during the day to solve puzzles over a pint or two, that would be great.

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Slow loading times and outages

Posted by Admin on 13th November 2012

Admin.

You will have noticed recently that the site has become slow to load or is unavailable (FTTP500). When this occurred back in January the problem was due to a couple of other websites, hosted on the same server, which caused the server to slow down or stop. The hosting company has informed me that this time it is down to 15² using too much cpu time  (something which I would question) so it is being throttled.

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Thanks for the latest S&B in Derby

Posted by jetdoc on 11th November 2012

jetdoc.

Sorry I couldn’t be with you in Derby, everyone. I hear it was an excellent day.

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Last call for flight SBM04 to Derby

Posted by Eileen on 5th November 2012

Eileen.

Eileen has once again allowed me to hack into her Fifteensquared account to post final details of the Sloggers and Betters Midlands get-together this coming Saturday, November 10th.

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Anax’s 50th — photos

Posted by jetdoc on 23rd September 2012

jetdoc.

I have uploaded my photos of the occasion to Flickr:

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Sloggers and Betters Midlands, November 10th

Posted by Eileen on 12th September 2012

Eileen.

Eileen has kindly allowed me to use her Fifteensquared address to post here, to say that I am organising the next Sloggers and Betters Midlands get-together, which will be in Derby on Saturday November 10th.

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

Posted by Admin on 5th August 2012

Admin.

….. 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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