Every so often, the question of ranking the other Fairfax cryptic crossword compilers crops up. It’s been discussed twice before, here and here, and prompted by an email be frequent contributor Robin, I ask the question again: how do you rate the other Fairfax compilers?
Robin’s ratings seem to concur with the general impression:
1. DA – say no more…
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2. DS (Saturday) but agree about the lack of DA’s wicked sense of humour3 and 4. DP (Wednesday) and NS (Thursday) – comments from previous posts still apply. DP is all puns usually!5. DH (Tuesday) comments from previous posts still apply. Only ranked 5 as many odd topics are thrown up but it’s all research I find.6. RM or EP (Monday) Only on a Monday can I match Rupert’s PBs for DA.
Is there some heretofore unnoticed genius in other setters? Or does the general impression still stand?