Archive for August, 2011
This Saturday I did the Guardian crossword with a friend who has just had surgery. So we needed an interesting crossword with the right level of humour and difficulty, and when I saw that the setter was Biggles, my heart sank slightly as we would have liked a nice Araucaria.
Biggles notwithstanding, we started solving it – and were DELIGHTED with some of the clues we found. It took us a couple of hours (but there was a certain amount of chatting!) to finish it, but some of the clues were just lovely:
10 ac: Live wire’s second season of Sex in the City (6)
16 ac: “Testes” in translation producing “sweet sins” (9)
1,30: Battered maid regretting this? (7,7)
I could go on, but go and have a look yourself for more. And maybe you can explain 24 across: I know that relativity has never been my thing, but if I know the answer to a clue I should be able to work out why it’s the answer!
Looking forward to the next Biggles puzzle!
NB – Puzzle and solution: http://www.guardian.co.uk/crosswords/prize/25388