Here at 1 Across, we have lots of compilers setting top-quality puzzles for the magazine. Araucaria was keen to encourage up-and-coming setters, too, and to that end we’ve introduced ‘Newbie corner’. Here, we’ll post puzzles by new compilers for you to tackle; you’ll be able to give comments on each puzzle, too, so the compilers will see what you think. Unlike puzzles in the magazine, these puzzles will be unedited, so there may beĀ some rougher edges!

House rules:

  • Be nice! Constructive criticism is welcomed; brickbats not so.
  • Don’t post solutions. Hints are allowed.
  • Please don’t post links to your own puzzles; keep the comments focussed on the puzzle in question.
  • Be nice. (Did we already say that?)

The puzzles appear below…