Eclogue’s thoughts on the creation of this puzzle can be found here
Setting the scene
The idea of a Henry Ernest Dudeney crossword had been in the back of my mind for some time, and his minimal triangle-square dissection seemed a possible candidate. Dudeney (1857-1930) was a prolific (more…)
In the months that saw the release of the albums Animals by Pink Floyd, Songs From The Wood by Jethro Tull and Works Vol I by Emerson Lake and Palmer, Games and Puzzles magazine published a series of three articles written by Rhombus on the setting of crossnumber puzzles. (more…)
Ever since my Listener puzzle Odd One Out [L3984] put the ‘fear of God’ into one of the Magpie editors I’d wanted to replicate that (more…)
If you want to know more about the process of setting this puzzle, just have a look at Phi’s blog post on the subject.
Puzzles that stem from the setting partnership that is Rood occur out of desperation (more…)
Pedro has provided some insight into the setting of After the Outing, and also his own identity, at his web site.
I understand that several setters create their crosswords, leave them and solve them again some time later. They then can rewrite those clues that they feel are below the mark and only then send off the puzzle for publication. I have never (more…)
I love Stanley Kubrick’s films, they are visually stunning. Every frame is carefully composed and often carries deeper meaning. I saw a restored version of the film last year at the BFT and I was just as impressed in 2011 as when I had seen it as a teenager in 1968. Its ground-breaking effects earned Kubrick (more…)