DA Confusion for the 2nd of January, 2015

Sorry for the tardiness of this post — happy new year!

And you might be more confused than usual for the first DA of the new year.

That’s because special instructions are missing. This is what should have been printed at the top of the crossword:

DA for the 2nd of January, 2015

Sorry for the tardiness of this post: the holiday period has done strange things to my sense of what day it is in the week.

And there’s important news. From DA’s twitter feed:

DA for the 2nd of January, the first of the new year!

DA 20,504 (2 January 2015) - Solution