Resurrecting DA from Christmases Past

There’s no paper on Friday so I don’t think there’ll be a DA published this week. The last time this happened was in 2015.

Never fear, cunning cruciverablists, check out this excellent themer from around Christmas 2011.

Or if you want to go back further into the vaults, from 2009, this one below is spectacularly good and fit for the season.

Here’s the blog post about the pearler above!

See Me Outside the NGV

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!

DA Trippers Unite at the NGV

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: