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Any volunteers?

I'm pondering changing this blog to a "community", with a team of about 3 to 6 people to share the task of writing up comments about the day's puzzle. So far I have one volunteer to share this task on a regular basis. If I can find a couple more, I'll run with this new idea.

I'm not looking for champions or contenders, just people who finish the puzzle most times they try it. You'd be expected to indicate your time and any clues you got wrong or didn't solve, but you don't need to share my opinions or follow my writing or explanation style - just be willing to write about your experience of solving the puzzle. I'm actually keen to have a couple of people who've only just got to the "regular completion" stage, as their comments may be more useful for beginners than ones from people who've been finishing the puzzle for decades. You will need a LiveJournal account, but as far as I know the free kind will suffice. If you're interested, let me know at one of the e-mail addresses on my "Cryptic Crossword Corner" site.


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Oct. 26th, 2006 09:35 am (UTC)
Any volunteers?
Go on then...
Oct. 26th, 2006 10:10 am (UTC)
Re: Any volunteers?
'Anonymous': To join the team, you need to send me an e-mail. See my User Info page or the "Peter's Cryptic Crossword Corner" site linked just underneath my ugly mug at top left.

We now have a team of six (not counting 'Anonymous') - enough to cover one day each, which seems about right. If I get lots more, I'll end up with multiple comments about the same puzzle or the same kind of waiting list of eager volunteers as a broadsheet xwd editor, but it's a nice problem to have!
Dec. 29th, 2007 05:09 pm (UTC)

The cryptics in the Saturday Toronto Star have, until recently, always been taken from the previous week's Sunday Times. I would like to be able to locate where they are now being taken from, and wonder if one of this week's clues rings any bells - "Making a move about the old king's wood 3-5".


Dec. 29th, 2007 08:14 pm (UTC)
Re: Dates?
This blog is no longer maintained. You could ask in the posts about the Sunday Times puzzle in its successor at http://community.livejournal.com/times_xwd_times/

The obvious question: Does the puzzle have a number. The ST series is up tp 4255 - published on Sun 16 Dec.
This clue doesn't appear in 4255.

Edited at 2007-12-29 08:14 pm (UTC)
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