There’s a radio tell-a-thon involving me and cryptics outside the NGV to promote the Melbourne Art Book Fair this Sunday at 10:30am.
Come on down to hear about how cryptics work. I’ll be explaining how cryptics work and having a jolly good time about it all. It’ll be far too basic for any of you here, but you might know people who’d like to learn more, and this might be where to start.
Here’s the blurb about the cryptic session of the radio show:
Settle in for an hour of cryptic crossword instruction live on air with Antonios Sarhanis, solver extraordinaire. Cryptic crosswords and instructions sheet provided!
Need one-on-one advice? Make a donation and take a question to our Tell-a-thon panel. They’ll be ready to tell you about clue types, solving strategies, and tips for beginners. Any and all crossword conundrums welcome!
Got a friend who could do with some pointers on cryptics?
Here’s what to do: come to my class on cryptics as part of Laneway Learning.
Is on in Melbourne on the 25th of February, 2020.
LR’s cryptics are a DA Trippers favourite. Sadly, he is published according to a crazy schedule at The Age and Sydney Morning Herald: Mondays — four weeks on and four weeks off.
So is LR published today? whenlr.com says no. Next time he’s on is January 28, which is far too long from now. Get your LR schedule from whenlr.com
The NGV in Melbourne is holding a three-day crossword extravaganza in support of the Art Book Fair and in collaboration with The Good Copy.
What’s more: they’re holding an event specifically for DA Trippers!
It’s on Friday next week, that’s the 16th of March.
Come along, meet everyone and bash out that Friday’s DA, plus a special classic from the vaults.
I’ll also be solving both DAs live on stage, with audience participation and general frivolity.
And if you can’t make it down on the Friday, there’s a Saturday and Sunday of events — jam-packed with LR specialities and Casey Benetto airing grammar grievances.
More info here: https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/program/word-alert/
Want a mid-week cryptic challenge?
Head over to the Puzzle Section for issue six, penned by me.
Take a leisurely stroll through issue five of the Puzzle Section.
A little easier than normal. Can you spot the unobtrusive theme?
Symptomatic takes over the cryptic reins on issue four of the Puzzle Section.
Why not enjoy a cryptic (and a poetric set by Jorge Luis Borges!) over lunch?
It’s 2017 and we’re bringing to you a new comment input form.
There have been many accounts of the previous comment input form not working well with the latest Microsoft browser. The changes to the comment form should fix that particular problem, but might cause others.
Let us know if you have any problems commenting in 2017, and have a happy new year.
Issue three of the Puzzle Section is up.
It’s a themer in the style of one you’d expect from DA.
The cryptic is an updated version of an old AS Special.
Issue two of the Puzzle Section is out.
The cryptic is somewhat harder than an LR and somewhat easier than a DA — I think that’s called the sweet spot.