The Age continues to publish DS on Friday, while I’m assuming DA is safely ensconced in Friday’s arms in the SMH. I’m not sure what the deal is — I might go ask DA over on his blog — but it looks like DA might be a permanent feature of Saturday’s Age.
Come what may, here’s where you can start chatting away on this week’s crossword.
Update: It’s done!
I completed about half of this one in a cafe in Elwood whose name eludes me before taking it home and destroying it. Some career-highlight clues in this one, but also some unwieldy disappointments — very patchy indeed!
And a question: has DS surpassed DA in difficulty? I grabbed the Friday paper thinking I’d find DA, but when I found DS instead I thought I’d have a crack anyway. What surprised me, though, is that I had a hard time going about answering the clues, more so in fact than I did for the DA yesterday.
Granted, DS’s clues aren’t as fun, but has this blog aided my DA-vanquishing skills so much that he’s become a lot easier to solve while other difficult compilers become more difficult because of a lack of exposure?