Be not surprised: DA’s crossword has not been published early. I am writing up this post early, though, because I’ll be without internet for the next few days, including Friday and a lot of Saturday.
I have a sneaking suspicion, or maybe just an idle hope, that DA will be published on Friday in Melbourne so that the crosswords are aligned.
Whatever day it comes out, though, talk about it here (but without spoilers until Monday).
Update: I feel brutalised:
I can’t remember the last time I started with such a flourish. I knocked over the south west in record time and few more to boot only to stall badly for a long time indeed. I resorted to looking at what people had said on the DA Confusion to help me out, and even then I was left with a few to spare.
I was thinking DA may have answered my challenge and produced a pangrammatic crossword. Alas, as others who’ve completed the crossword have pointed out, an F is missing. If GAWK had been FARK or FALK (the actor’s surname), the dream would have come true.
In my opinion, very hard indeed, although others seem to have completed it comfortably.