DA for the 8th of November, 2013

It’s a new week, and I’m kind of looking forward to a more humdrum DA after last week’s absolute rip snorter.

Report about your experiences with this week’s here.

DA 20,146 (8 November 2013) DA 20,146 (8 November 2013) - Solution

6 thoughts on “DA for the 8th of November, 2013

  1. hi:)
    last week was my first attempt at a D.A cryptic, and late at night
    despite the kind hints of some of you, I was still clueless
    today though, I am enjoying a slow entry into the cryptic. it’s lovely
    ella

  2. Last week was probably not a good week to start Ella. This week is much more sympathetic!

  3. Ella, I think I would be recommending another day of the week f you ae just a beginner…courageous approach to learning, you have.

    Today I enjoyed it. Some cute clueing.

  4. Ella, welcome to crypticcrosswordland. As Keith E. said, Friday’s offering may not be the shallow end of the pool for beginners to jump into. If you want some hints, click on the DA Confusion link. It has hint

  5. Hi Ella, welcome to crypticcrosswordland. As Keith E. said, Friday’s offering may not be the shallow end of the pool for beginners to jump into. If you want some hints, click on the DA Confusion link. It has hints and suggestions that may help new solvers. Most of the regular posters here try to help the newcomers. There are only a few (one) who go out of their way to be antagonistic.

    By the way, Keith E, are you an old hangover from HSX200 with Paula E? The old CIS before the internet was invented?

  6. Great article in the Guardian about the history of crosswords, types of clues etc– plus the assertion that cryptics are easier than regular crosswords . (This is true, but not for DA.) And also agree with AS about Cluetopia– a lovely read, and some surprisingly poignant moments.

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