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- DIY Clues typed or hand-written?
- Great to have bi-monthly cryptic
- A puzzling journey
- Active and energised
- Never without a puzzle book
When compiling the DIY puzzle in the Christine’s BIG Crossword, is it acceptable to TYPE the list of clues rather than HAND WRITE the list of clues and then submit your answers together with the original completed grid?
I was delighted to receive the new Cryptic magazine for which I have subscribed.
I am afraid I do have one gripe though – why on earth, in a magazine dedicated to cryptic crosswords, to you include dreadful acrostic and logic puzzles? I do not wish to do such puzzles and, if I did, I would subscribe to your bi-monthly Puzzle Collection. All they do is take up valuable space where a cryptic crossword could be!!!!!
Apart from that, it is great to have a bi-monthly cryptic crossword book instead of just having the odd one in your other magazines or waiting for your yearly Cryptic Collection.
Cynthia Rabet (Miss)
This week I had to travel from Newcastle upon Tyne to Aberystwyth on Tuesday and make the return journey the following day. The two trips totalled over 12 hours (I was thinking I could have flown from Newcastle to Faro, Portugal and back twice in that time!). So you can imagine how grateful I was to have my copy of BIG with me. It kept me fully occupied on the journey without distracting me enough to forget to change trains at Birmingham!
I love the Starhunts especially but would appreciate more prize cryptic crosswords.
Pat Gannon-Leary (Dr)
Thank you very much for “100 Ways To Boost Your Energy” book which I won for the Starhunt 1 Contest in Big No 201. At 75 your puzzles keep my brain active and I am hopeful this book will do wonders for my energy. Thank you again for the wonderful puzzles books for which I subscribe to three and I try to complete most of the contest ones. Best wishes to you all.
I was so surprised and delighted to receive a cheque for £50 in the post, for winning the Colossus Crossword Puzzle.
I have been fan of Lovatts puzzles for many years – starting in Australia where I would look out for Lovatts Crosswords in magazines.
When I moved to the UK around 14 years ago, I was really excited to find that Lovatts had Crossword publications over here too. Over the years, I have taught myself how to do Starhunts and more recently have begun to work my way through Cryptics. I am never without a puzzle book, which faithfully accompanies me on all of my travels. A great way to while away time in airport lounges!
I am looking forward to the October Puzzle Collection, which will accompany me on my next trip the USA.
With best regards