Saturday, 29 March 2008


Not cross words - on the contrary, it's a good family activity - but crosswords. I like our local paper's cryptic crossword.

But why is it that sometimes the clues - clever though they might be - are mega easy, whereas at others I just don't 'get it'? Even when I do, the workings of the compiler's mind seem a bizarre mystery.

Has anyone one compiled a list of compilers' mental profiles which could then be used as labels? Then I'd know that the Guernsey Press, the Daily Telegraph and the Glaswegian Chronicle all host crosswords of the kind that I can solve.

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