Is this week’s DA any good?
Comment away, but no spoilers until Monday in consideration of the plight of the Melbournites.
Update: One of the greatest:
Wow. What a puzzle…..what a theme! AS and I (RC) met up in Windsor, already anticipating a cracker from the earlier comments. Once AS had cracked 4 down we steadily got through a truly fantastic crossword. So good we’ve decided to make a new category – DA Classics. Crosswords to tell your grandkids about. The last one I thought worthy of this imortalisation was the widely acclaimed “McCrossword” from 20th February this year.
My nominations for gold – 13 across, 17 down, 23 down, 9 down 9 across, 6 down
AS also liked 8 down, 29 across.
We agreed that 31 across was the first time in a while that a Spoonerism hasn’t made it into gold. I thought 1 down bordered on nasty, while AS claims anyone who doesn’t get the direct clue for 1 down is a “cultural philistine”. Harsh words from a passionate man…passionate about the 30-acrosses. Token hangups that hardly detract from one of the greats.