Setting the scene

One Hundred and Eighty! The setter’s view

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

The idea for this puzzle came to me whilst I was toying with (more…)

Holy Primes Batman!

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Early last year I started typing up all of Rhombus’ puzzles that appeared in Games and Puzzles magazine in the 1970s. I sent my first batch to (more…)

Turning The Tables III from the setter’s point of view

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

I started setting this puzzle around about the same time as the previous two (more…)

End of the Line(s) by Shark

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

Blogs might not be everyone’s cup of tea and this is effectively three blogs in one, but if you are intrigued to know what aliens have to do with rolling balls then keep reading… (more…)

Eclogue’s Efforts: A Little Light Entertainment

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

Eclogue’s thoughts on the creation of this puzzle can be found here

Cutting capers – a setter’s tale by Ploy

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

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…)

Trikubical – a Prog Rhombus Revival

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

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…)

Eclogue takes a Bow (End)

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

Eclogue’s thoughts on the setting of Bow End

Four Setters of The Apocalypse – Oyler’s Take

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

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…)

Phi’s Remote Control

Sunday, September 15th, 2013

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.