7 thoughts on “September 2017

  • 6th October 2017 at 11:56 am

    Hamish, Is it probably me but I seem to have missed the solution to the perimeter puzzle from a couple of months ago set by Atlas, can someone point me in the right direction please?

  • 7th October 2017 at 3:32 pm

    Hello –

    I think it got missed out because of the annoyance with the wrong grid. Here’s the solution; I’ll get the grid published this coming issue.


    Perimeter quotation: “An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less.” (Nicholas Murray Butler).
    1 ALSATIANS*, 2 NOB(rev)+VI+V+ANT, 3 Homophone CHAPLAIN, 4 DUOMO, 5 ERSON, 6 LEN GORE*, 7 EXIST, 8 GO, 9 Initial letters, 10 NOTLLEGIT*, 11 Hidden backwards, 12 d/d, 13 LL+I+A, 14LUCK, 15 d/d, 16 OCH+RE, 17 d/d, 18 TORIESHOPE minus E*, 19 UM in BRASH*, 20 FRIGID minus F, 21 AS IN ROMAN*, 22 S+CUTTING, 23 Hidden, 24 TU+ELL(rev).

  • 8th October 2017 at 8:46 am

    Thanks Hamish, it was the perimeter quotation I was looking for which completely defeated me, at least Araucaria always gave a word pattern to help us on our way.

  • 18th October 2017 at 11:20 am

    Does anyone know an easy way of printing the monthly crosswords after downloading preferably on one sheet of A4. I have been using scissors and glue to produce a single page from two A4 printouts.

    • 18th October 2017 at 1:34 pm

      Do you mean from a subscription which you get by email, Robert?

      • 21st November 2017 at 2:44 pm

        Took me an age to work this out! I can’t seem to paste an image here, but I do:

        Pages per sheet: Custom: 2×1
        Page order: horizontal
        Flip on long edge
        Landscape orientation.

        This probably varies with printers etc. I’ve also found different PDF readers give different outputs. But the above works for me, each side contains a grid and the right clues for that grid!

    • 23rd November 2017 at 2:32 pm

      From my Mac I print the five puzzles single sided on five A4 sheets (I re-use old printouts with a blank reverse page) with the following settings:

      Paper size: A4
      Orientation: Portrait
      Pages per sheet: 2
      Print pages: from 4 to 13

      Each page contains the grid with the clues below, as with the printed magazine. I read the editorial pages and the solutions from the screen.

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