Silly definitions A–M

Silly definitions A–M

I thought it would be fun to share with you some of the very silly definitions from my friend Troy Simpson’s book, The Funny Dictionary. These definitions have come from student essays, which Troy heroically trawled through. I did these few illustrations for the book. A la carte: When you can have all the desserts that’s […]

Gemini 7380

Gemini 7380

This is a ‘full reveal’ for the clues from Gemini 7380 (as numbered by The Canberra Times). Published last Thursday, 18 June 2015. For those of you new to the cryptics from the Canberra Times, although they list the ‘English Cryptic Crossword’ along with the ‘Gemini Cryptic Crossword’, both cryptics are British. The Canberra Times […]

Tips for cryptic solvers

Tips for cryptic solvers

All too often it just seems impossible to find a way into a cryptic crossword. To help you make a start, and maybe even solve it all, here are my …  Top Ten Eleven Tips for Solvers Use a pencil and eraser, rather than pen. Read through all the clues before trying to solve any. You don’t […]

1 Across Beanie

1 Across Beanie

The IPEd/ANZSI write | edit | index conference is over, and was a huge hit. Our keynote speakers were fabulous (Jackie French, David Astle and Roly Sussex). The sessions went off without a hitch, the food was great. Only glitch was QT Canberra’s WiFi dropping out for most of the second day, and that was no […]

Uh oh!

Uh oh!

We’ve been getting bug reports about a problem with the ‘Crossword Completed’ screen in the Crosswords for Kids apps. We have located the error, and a bug-squished version is being submitted to the App Store today. The approval process can take up to a week — but rest assured, you will have a bug-free version […]

Conference time!

Conference time!

Next week something very exciting is happening – the Australian editors’ and indexers’ conference, write | edit | index, is running here in Canberra. FIVE SLEEPS, PEOPLE! The conference is being put on by the Canberra Society of Editors, and the ACT Region Branch of ANZSI (of which I’m the president), on behalf of IPEd and ANZSI. […]