6 thoughts on “December 2017

  • 18th December 2017 at 9:48 am

    The grid for Chalicea’s puzzle got replaced at a very late stage after I’d done the test solve, and the central ring is out by two clues. There should be a vertical line all the way through all rings at 12 o’clock, and clues 1-4 should share a letter, 5-8 and so on.

  • 19th December 2017 at 5:26 pm

    Sorry Hamish, me again! I’ve progressed to the Araucaria puzzle and seem to be missing the Double clue for 12,14Across
    Can you provide please?
    Ray Hunt

    • 19th December 2017 at 6:02 pm

      Hm – I don’t see those before they go to print and they are taken straight from the archives. Not sure what has happened there – will ask Christine.

      • 30th December 2017 at 7:44 pm

        I’d really like to have the 12 and 14 across clues – I like the idea of tiny hammer! Woke up last night still juggling letters – not good! I thought I had cracked Chalicea but it’s driving me mad with such a small grid and I’ve still got one on the brain with no answer. I’m going to tackle Castile while I’m still in festive mode.

        Happy new year

    • 22nd December 2017 at 2:43 pm

      Judging from the crossers, “Tiny hammer (4,5) (6)” would do for 12/14.

      There’s also a small typo in 6d “from” should be “form”.

  • 20th December 2017 at 4:37 pm

    Phew! The second time I’ve come here this issue, and the second time I’m confirmed as not going mad…

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