NS had an indirect anagram in today’s crossword and it was still too easy.
I expect DA to be too hard — and without a single indirect anagram.
Glory be on DA.
Your comments here (although no spoilers on this particular thread until Monday).
RC and I got together old-school style: around noon at a cafe. This time it was at the Journal cafe just outside the Melbourne City Library, and we failed miserably. We only got about two thirds of it done before I had to leave to watch the Tigers get done by the Demons (as I said, it was old-school style), but it wasn’t a crossword to be too disappointed about not completing.
Further update: Jonathan is back from a trip overseas and kindly sends over these beauties:
6 thoughts on “DA for the 24/25th of June, 2011”
I have it out. I didn’t think this one was up to his usual standard. A few clumsy clues like 16D and 6D. Otherwise pretty easy this time.
Is it a bad sign if I react to Thursday being my last day at work to think that I’ll be able to solve the next DA without interruptions?
I didn’t think 6D was all that clumsy, but, agreed, generally a rather pedestrian puzzle compared to some.
Absolutely loved 13D; liked 1A, 27A/18D, 23D.
Thought “gun” =”gat” in 12A was a bit dodge.
(Apparently, “gat” is ‘older U.S. slang’ that is an abbreviation for Gattling Gun. Hmmm.)
Also felt ‘classify’ = ‘name’ dubious in 5D, and ‘secure’ = ‘debug’ very dubious in 6A.
@MF, I think “gat” is in current usage, though I’ll admit to trying to avoid gangsta rap as much as possible.
Cypress Hill had me onto that one (How I Could Just Kill A Man is a great song).