The early word is that there’s a theme involved this week.
Update: ho hum…
On Sunday, RC and I met on hallowed ground at St Ali, which is where we first put a crossword to the sword together (a Saturday DS, back when DS was on Saturdays in Melbourne) and where RC first came up with the idea of this blog. We hadn’t been there for a while, and I strongly doubt we’ll ever go there again: the place has gone to the hipster dogs.
We cracked a number of the non-themed clues before RC worked out HOGWARTS and the crossword was immediately committed to the flames. Neither of us have any interest in Harry Potter, and it was especially disappointing that it wasn’t the first time he was the crossword’s theme.