Category Archives: Crosswords

Nature Crossword – Araucarian Word Ladder

Long time since I posted a crossword here! So, this isn’t just any old crossword. This is based on a format originally invented by Araucaria* which I absolutely love: the word ladder crossword. Rules are fairly simple: Each answer is … Continue reading

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Secrets of the Private Eye crossword

There’s something odd about cryptic crosswords. They appear in every newspaper as if they’re self-explanatory, yet they have extremely intricate rules and customs. As the many hours I wasted in the school library, staring at the back pages of the … Continue reading

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Crossword time!

One of the hobbies that I tend not to tell people about is my love of crosswords. With most major newspapers putting both a quick and a cryptic on their website every day (and Cyclops in Private Eye, my favourite … Continue reading

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