Jammy is a new setter with plenty
of flair, and his style is very much influenced by
the Guardian puzzle. It is a
very promising debut. Robiís puzzle, also a debut here,
is a tough challenge with an interesting mini-theme. Very
original and witty! Beegee is another setter to make a
first appearance here. His puzzle exploits a wide range of
clueing devices and the clues are tidy, concise and, above
all, fun. Magwitch makes a welcome second
appearance with a very enjoyable puzzle which has some superb
surface readings. Halcyon is back with a fourth
puzzle, and as to be expected itís great stuff. The puzzle has
an interesting mini-theme. Jammyís second puzzle also has a
theme and is an excellent follow-up to the impressive debut he
made on here. Nico sent me his first ever
puzzle and Iím bound to say that I wish my own first
attempts had been as good as this. Itís a very well
constructed puzzle showing a firm knowledge of the tricks
of the trade. Windsurfer has produced a very entertaining puzzle with a
mini-theme. Thereís much enjoyment to be had here. Maizeís puzzle has
a very clever theme and abounds in some ingenious
misdirections. Itís terrific fun, as a crossword should
Halcyon makes a welcome
reappearance with a fifth puzzle. As youíd expect from this
setter, it has some very well crafted clues and is very
entertaining. Skipjack makes his debut here with
a well-crafted puzzle which exploits a variety of clueing
methods and boasts some excellent surface
readings. Buckoís puzzle is great fun
and has all the hallmarks of a setter
with great potential. It is his first puzzle, but
you wouldnít know that from solving it!
Hoskins is yet another setter making his first appearance here.
His puzzle is entertaining, with scrupulously fair clues using a variety of techniques.
Soup is new here but he has considerable setting experience and has given us a tough
workout for his debut puzzle. Radler is back with a very tough sixth puzzle,
which has a theme running through the clues. Grendelís puzzle, his first here,
is a delightful example of how to write succinct, pithy and witty clues.
It is a pleasure to have another puzzle from Skipjack who once more entertains with
clever clues and elegant surface readings. Vigoís brilliant debut puzzle contains an
interesting gimmick explained by the somewhat mysterious title. Windsurfer has
produced an alphabetical jigsaw to continue a tradition started by the great Araucaria.
Maize is back with another excellent puzzle which the discerning solver canít fail to enjoy.
Rodolfo has provided a fine centenary puzzle which fully does justice to
its worthy theme. Buckoís second puzzle is great fun, exhibiting the kind of wit which makes for a
fine crossword. Hoskins has produced a delightful second puzzle, with some ingenious misdirections and beautiful surfaces throughout. The puzzle by Euston is very challenging and makes use of some very clever wordplay. An excellent first puzzle.