Saturday, 24 October 2015

The answers to the recent puzzle...

A) Cave
B) An order for death
C)  The lady and the unicorn
D) House of Mystery
E) Euphemism
F) Rhythmical
G) Ie
H) Neglect
I) Eat
J) A hole
K) Shelf
L) Ally
M) Recycle
N) Ohio
O) Decal
P) I
Q) Alb
R) Metes
S) Opt
T) Noah
U) Delete it
V) Shag
W) The sport of queens
X) Ail
Y) Reclassify

The first letters of which read: Catherine Asaro, Diamond Star

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

I have been going quietly crazy this week! I have been using a BASIC program to make up crostics since I first typed it out from the TRS-80 magazine about 1977, and have had to fix it over the years (though I doubt I could do it again). I tried a longer puzzle, and all went well until I tried to print it - and the computer froze up.
I write down all the words, and have been trying to get the puzzle working. But it is taking a while! So there is an upper limit on how many letters I can use!

In the meantime, here is a shorter one again.

I'll try to post the solution in a week or so, but I am recouping from turning 78!

Monday, 19 October 2015

A) Ivanhoe.
B) Legume
C) Odd Man Out.
D) Nought
E) A Fine Romance
F) Aft
G) Note
H) David Suchet
I) Rosemary and thyme.
J) Entertainment
K) Who
L) Shove
M) Married with children
N) ad
O) Gilbert and Sullivan
P) Intend
Q) Change of Heart
R) Booth
S) Rod
V) Know
W) Stooge.

And the first letters read: Ilona Andrews, Magic Breaks.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Sunday, 11 October 2015

And so another solution....

A) Happy
B) Absence makes the heart grow fonder
C) Murder at the Vicarage
D) Bellicose
E) Loss
F) Yarn
G) Two Gentlemen of Verona
H) How
I) Edition
J) Tuft
K) Inflict
L) Masterpiece
M) Eft
N) Ostensible
O) Foot
P) Tilt
Q) Hunt
R) Elf
S) Did
T) As
U) Raze
V) Keith DeCandido

And the first letters read:  Hambly, The time of the Dark.

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Oops! Letting them get away from me!

Here are the answers to last week's puzzle.

A) Appointment in Samarra
B) James Doohan.
C) A juncture
D) Beggars in Spain
E) Legends of the Stargrazers
F) Othello the Moor of Venice.
G) Kiwi
H) Outmutated.
I) Venus and Adonis
J) Bipartisan
K) Atavism
L) Disruptive
M) Duvet
N) A tit.
O) Yaws
P) OTT tie
Q) New tie.
R) Brent Spiner.
S) Out.
T) Souls in the Great Machine
U) Comedy of Errors.
V) Outer
W) Butt.
X) Expecting someone taller.
Y) Linda Danvers.

And the first letters read: A Jablokov, Bad Day on Boscobel.