Category Archives: Announcements

Macclesfield S & B (2016)

Macclesfield Sloggers & Betters
Friday 18th / Saturday 19th March 2016

A message from Dean Mayer (Anax/Loroso/Elkamere):

“Why this didn’t occur to me before I have no idea, but Macclesfield has a perfect S&B venue in the Snow Goose.  It’s a cosy alpine themed café bar on 3 levels.  On Friday evening there will be musical entertainment in the form of LeLounge, a chilled out duo featuring Looby & Dave, friends from the covers band I used to be in.… Read More

Sloggers and Betters in Belfast?

Sloggers and Betters in Belfast?

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A message from Jetdoc:

“It turns out that I (and possibly one or more others of this cruciverbal parish) will be in Belfast over the weekend of 16–17 January. If any bloggers, setters and/or solvers are based in Northern Ireland, and would be interested in getting together during the day on Saturday 16th to solve a puzzle or two over a pint or two, please get in touch here.

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Christmas and New Year Puzzles (2015/2016)

Christmas and New Year Puzzles

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Puzzle publication and closing dates over the Christmas and New Year period.… Read More

Merry Christmas

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T4TT 10th Anniversary

Times for the Times 10th Anniversary

Saturday 05 December 2015

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The first-ever Crossword Blog in the UK is celebrating its 10th Anniversary in London on Saturday 5th December, and Andy “Linxit” Wallace has extended a welcome to followers of other blogs to join him on that day.… Read More

We are 7 (Jan 2016)

Birthday Bash

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OK, we won’t be 7 until 28th January!  Tables are booked and the deposit has been paid, so now I can confirm what we already knew – our 7th Birthday Bash will be at the same venue as last year. … Read More

Sloggers & Betters (York 2015)

Updated with the itinerary for Friday night (see below)

Sloggers & Betters – York

Weekend of 23-24-25 October, 2015

A message from John Henderson (aka Elgar, Nimrod, Enigmatist etc)

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Performance Problems

Updated 07 Oct 2015

I’m sure you must have noticed the poor performance since the so-called upgrade when the site was moved from the Ramjet to the Thundercracker server six days ago.

When I submitted a support ticket I received this reply:

Performance will take some time to settle down as the new platform uses a multi-tiered SAN – however the SAN needs to tier data according to it’s usage before it performs optimally.Read More

Cruciverbalist Convention (Oct 2015)

Cruciverbalist Convention (Oct 2015)

in conjunction with the Times Crossword Championship

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Autumn Masterclass (Nov 2015) – Update

Boatman has sent an update:

Places are filling up for my Autumn Masterclass on Saturday 28 November 2015. Grab yours while you can!… Read More