Category Archives: Announcements

Boatman & Friends in Conversation

Waterstones Brighton 19 January 2017

Ashley Knowles (Boatman) will be at Waterstones in Brighton from 7 pm on Thursday 19 January to host a rare joint appearance of Guardian Crossword Editor, Hugh Stephenson and John Halpern (Paul in the Guardian readers, Mudd in the Financial Times, Punk in the Independent and one of the panel of setters for the Times) to talk about the art, practice and future of crossword compiling and to answer your questions.… Read More

Christmas and New Year Puzzles (2016/2017)

Christmas and New Year Puzzles

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

BBC CiNA 3D Calendar Puzzle (2017)

BBC CiNA 3D Calendar Puzzle (2017)

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The BBC CiNA (Children in Need Appeal) 3D Calendar Puzzle for 2017 is now available. Each day has a clue. Each month has a 3D grid to complete.… Read More

We are 8 (Jan 2017)

Birthday Bash

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The blog will have been going for 8 years on 28th January and to celebrate we will be having our usual Birthday Bash, at the same venue as last year. … Read More

DDoS

Probably as revenge because I have deleted routines that were sending out spam emails on 5-6 occasions, the site has been suffering a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) for most of the day.  I have transferred the site to Cloudflare, and I am hoping that normal service will be resumed soon.  

Miffypops’ blog has been ready to post since this morning and will added  when the site is more responsive.… Read More

Site Problems – 24th October 2016

Update 01:37 25th October 2016

I hope all of the problems are now resolved – if you find anything that is not working, please leave a comment here.

 

I have been having problems with the site for several hours.  Part of the problem seems to be connected with the theme I am using.  I have temporarily replaced the theme so there may be some features that no longer work properly. … Read More

Sloggers & Betters (York 2016)

Sloggers & Betters – York

28-29 October, 2016

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Cruciverbalist Convention (Oct 2016)

Cruciverbalist Convention (Oct 2016)
in conjunction with the Times Crossword Championship
22 October, 2016

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Hive Minds – 2nd series

The new series of Hive Minds starts today at 8:30 pm on BBC Four

Make sure you tune in to support the Cruciverbalists team.

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CrypticCrosswords.net

The Site should now be available. Please let me know, via a comment on this post, if you encounter any problems.

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The upgrade to WordPress 4.6 failed and the site is currently unavailable.

I hope to be able to add more soon… Read More