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Sloggers and Betters 11

Sloggers and Betters 11

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What? The 11th “Sloggers and Betters” gathering for crossword setters and blog contributors and readers will take place in London, following on, as in previous years, from the annual lunch for Times setters.

Residential Weekend Masterclass (Sep 2014)

Residential Weekend Masterclass

Oxford, Friday 7 to Sunday 9 September 2014

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A message from Guardian setter Boatman:

Cruciverbalists’ Convention (Feb 2014)

Cruciverbalists’ Convention

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It really doesn’t seem like 5 years since I started this blog, but the time to celebrate has come round again. This time we have decided to get together in Bristol on the 8th February – any time between 12noon and 7.00pm. Although the location is yet to be confirmed, it will be within easy distance of Temple Meads Station.

How not to run a subscription system

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Overnight I received a receipt from WorldPay to say that my subscription had been renewed.

Pushing the boat out (March 2014)

Crossword Masterclass in Brighton

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Guardian setter Boatman has sent this update:

“I’m taking bookings for my spring Masterclass in Brighton on Saturday 8 March – numbers are limited, so to make sure of your place please get in touch as soon as possible.

“Hope to see you there!”

Centenary Crossword Collection

The Telegraph

Centenary Crossword Collection

100 Landmark Puzzles from the Telegraph’s Archives

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all our readers

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Big Dave and the team of bloggers would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

A special thank you to all the crossword setters, especially to those who have taken the time to leave comments on the blog, and to Phil McNeill and his team at Telegraph Puzzles.

If you are one of several thousand lurkers that visit the site every day – why not break cover and say hello!

Christmas and New Year Puzzles (2013/2014)

Christmas and New Year Puzzles

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Phil McNeill has kindly provided me with the puzzle publication and closing dates over the Christmas and New Year period, and I have produced a table which also includes the dates you can expect to see those puzzles reviewed here.

Incorrect Link

Wednesdays Cryptic and Quick Puzzles

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The link has been updated and now works!

The link to today’s puzzles is currently incorrect, it should be:

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02753/Wed_Dec_4_CQ_27_35_2753817a.pdf

Thanks to James Wood and Prolixic for the information

Centenary of the Crossword

Centenary of the Crossword

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Centenary of the Crossword André Deutsch