Last week was a tragedy: the Richmond Tigers lost to the bottom side and I hardly looked at the DA.
This week looks worse for Richmond (they’re playing the second side on the ladder), but hopefully things will turn out better for me and DA.
Update: A glorious DA and a glorious success:
RC and I got together Saturday afternoon and our first batch of attempts at finishing DA wasn’t all that successful. Later in the day, however, our respective ladies ridiculed our anaemic solving, and this questioning of our cryptic manhood fired us into action.
We made short shrift of the remaining crossword, and our ladies also got into the act, bringing us FORTY SIX and SALAD (not surprising, really: one’s a biology specialist, they both have SA (South American) heritage, and they’re both quite clever). I was especially pleased to find LEGERDEMAIN, a word I’ve used a few times on this blog to describe DA’s especial talents. DE GROOT was a nice reference to a great moment of Australian history, although we wondered if anyone did actually know the name of the swordsman on the bridge.