DA Reports for the 22nd/23rd of June, 2012

I’m heading home this weekend, so I should be able to get back into it next week.

In the meantime, give us your reports.

Update: Perhaps as disappointing as the cricket-themed crossword of a couple of years ago:

The stars were aligned on Saturday: RC, TH and me were at the Dog’s Bar in St. Kilda, catching up with each other and with a themed DA. Despite knowing each of the songstresses (TH is a professional music writer and I’m a moonlighting one), we really didn’t get very far at all.

By Sunday, the happy triumvirate was once again dispersed throughout the globe, and DA had once again defeated us.

(And I’m assuming Throsby would be absolutely thrilled to appear in a DA).

6 thoughts on “DA Reports for the 22nd/23rd of June, 2012

  1. I agree with comments on the other thread about errors and quibbles this week and, being away from home and computer, thought it was just me and nearly ‘did an Arthur’ with the pen. Am relieved to see I wasn’t alone. Wondering if DA will be one of the 1,000 or so Fairfax employees to lose their jobs when the broadsheet is torn to shreds. I sincerely hope not. Don’t mind a tabloid …. easier to take outside with a coffee …. but don’t want to get my DA fix via PC, or I-phones and ‘apps’.

  2. Almost my least favourite DA ever. 9A, 12A, 14A, 15A, 20A, 24A – hardly famous enough for a crossword in my opinion. Even 17A is a stretch.

  3. Hey, AS, welcome home. Don’t know if you can fix the time lag between the confusion thread dates (currently showing 22/23 July) which this reports thread relates to.

  4. I disagree with Jonathan’s list. I got all the non-Australians, all of whom I think are famous enough for a general circulation crossword. I got none of the Australians apart from those I got from wordplay alone, though I do apologise for suggesting they are all buskers in the Melbourne CBD.

  5. Thanks for the fix AS and the link. Something about cruciverbalists and song writing?
    I didn’t get most of the Aussies either, Rupert.

  6. Contrariwise, I have heard of most of the singers — and most of those I hadn’t, I got from the wordplay. But I still did really badly at the puzzle, so it was all a bit sad.

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