Derby 16 February 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-43084843 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel The Campaign for Real Ale (Camra) group has apologised after one of its branches published a crossword clue with the word … [Read more...] about Camra sorry for ‘offensive’ crossword
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For many readers, our crossword compilers are shrouded in mystery. The popular image is of a group of dusty old academics in hallowed university cloisters, poring over huge piles of dictionaries to find ways to torment our solvers; or of even dustier old academics in lonely garrets, scribbling clues whilst fortified with large quantities of wine and listening to classical music. These images are (largely) far from the truth; our compilers are from all backgrounds and from all corners of the globe. In the first of a regular series of articles to throw some light on our arch-tormentors, we find out some more about one of our team of setters: Paul Bringloe, who compiles some of our Tuesday and... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium article per week Register … [Read more...] about Secrets of the crossword compilers: Paul Bringloe (Donnybrook)
Ask most people what they most associate with Theresa May and strange things happening with letters and words, and they would most likely refer you to her infamous speech at the Conservative Party Conference in 2017. Hampered by a failing voice and a prankster handing her her P45, magnetic letters started dropping off the conference slogan on the wall behind her. Solvers of the Telegraph Crossword will have different associations however, as for the last few years her name has been the go-to option for our compilers when coming up with clues for words that include the letters 'May'. As one might expect, many of them have seemed pertinent to current affairs, in some cases pre-empting future events. In February 2018, well before May was first seen making the first of several public auditions for a post-premiership appearance on Strictly Come Dancing, we had the following clue for Maypole: PM in front of bar, focal point for dances (7) Whether Mrs May's … [Read more...] about Teary shame (anagram; 7,3): the crossword compiler’s go-to PM
IF you’re defeated by cryptic crosswords, then help is at hand.Tony Long has been solving cryptic crosswords for over 50 years and compiling them for 20 years. IF you’re defeated by cryptic crosswords, then help is at hand.Tony Long has been solving cryptic crosswords for over 50 years and compiling them for 20 years. Now, he will be taking a light-hearted look at the mysteries of the cryptic clue, in a special talk at The Players Theatre in Nelson Street, called Cracking Cryptics.Tony will be outlining the various kinds of clues encountered and giving some basic rules to guide the would-be solver through the apparently impenetrable maze. Full of humour and all illustrated on the cinema screen, this promises to be a most enjoyable evening for the more experienced as well as the novice cryptic crossword solver. Tony said: “I’ve solved something like 10,000 cryptic crosswords over the years so feel well qualified to pass on the techniques to others.“There … [Read more...] about Help is at hand for Thame crossword lovers
Does a Sudoku a day really keep the doctor away? According to reports, tackling a puzzle such as a crossword often can actually help keep your brain younger. The study claims a puzzle a day can boost your memory and stave off dementia in later life, reports Perspecs. However, health experts say the evidence about the benefits of brain training so far is "not strong". The Claim Crosswords and Sudoku may keep your brain a decade younger in middle age, the Daily Mail reports. They say that doing a puzzle once a day can have a "dramatic effect" on memory, and help ward off dementia in later life. The Mail reports on joint studies by the University of Exeter and King's College London, involving 19,000 participants, aged between 50 and 93. The participants completed an online survey, reporting how frequently they engaged in puzzles, as well as undertaking a series of tests to measure changes in brain function. It found that those who did daily word puzzles - such as crosswords - performed … [Read more...] about Can crosswords and Sudokus boost brain power into old age?