Crypts are different types of crossword puzzles with an even trickier pun, and the clues are often deliberately misleading. They tend to be more popular in Britain and the larger Commonwealth of Australia, New Zealand and Canada. They can also be found in some publications in America, such as The New Yorker. A nice and quite delicate puzzle (*** / * ***) that had some beautiful anagrams and GK that went up my way (not sportsmen I had never heard of this time). I hit 5d, but I was puzzled as to how to analyze it, so thanks to Bill Brewer for the information and evaluation. There were a lot of smart clues to enjoy and I particularly liked 9a. 19a, 7d and 14d. Thanks to the Setter for an entertaining puzzle. The joy of arriving late to the blog (a dry day back on the golf course, where the sky opened when we had the 18th birthday. the comments and the joke and, of course, the conclusion of the risky joke – very well Manders &can imagine that Victoria Wood will live up to her.
As for the crossword puzzle (done this morning), it was a new slow start, but one that eventually came to a conclusion. Was far from being close to Parsing 5d, but could not be anything else, 24a Parsing only realized after a later reading &came on the pun on 8d, but was checked with Mr. G. Back is now quite bad, so think a stiff drink & a hot bath could be useful, although, unlike Daisy, I won`t try to do the toughie at the same time as I`ll probably nod and drop the iPad Thanks to the Setters &MP – well approve the Van-Track – great song from a wonderful album. The answer would be SUFFRAGIST, which is “someone who wants women to vote.” The word “odd” indicates that we must take one letter out of two from the rest of the index, starting with the first: StUfF oF mR wAuGh Is SeT. With our word inventor, crossword puzzle fans can easily grab the clues that make them stumble and allow our word empequer to find several different options. There are two main strategies for getting crossword help: Enter the note and let our crossword tracker take answers, or try our trigger word to find the specific word based on the letters you have and the size of the space you need to fill. Cryptic crossword puzzles come from the UK. The first British crossword puzzles appeared around 1923 and were purely by definition, but from the mid-1920s they began to contain enigmatic material: no enigmatic clues in the modern sense of the term, but anagrams, classic allusions, incomplete quotes and other references and puns. Torquemada (Edward Powys Mathers), who starred for The Saturday Westminster from 1925 and for The Observer from 1926 until his death in 1939, was the first Setter to use exclusively enigmatic clues and often considered the inventor of the cryptic crossword.  (`harvest` and `advent` could also be seasons, but are probably less useful for those who put crossword puzzles.) I find that I`m going to be treated for the second blog in a row with a teazel puzzle for blogging….