Setting the scene

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.

RO + OD: Only Connect

Monday, August 12th, 2013

Puzzles that stem from the setting partnership that is Rood occur out of desperation (more…)

After the Outing – Pedro speaks

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Pedro has provided some insight into the setting of After the Outing, and also his own identity, at his web site.

Shark on SHArK by Shark

Friday, November 9th, 2012

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…)