Tuesday, 24 November 2015

This one  was from a while ago, for me. I tried a few cryptic clues, but others are not! I hope to do better than that soon. As is somewhat usual, it is based on a Star Trek book.

Not a long one, so I hope you enjoy it!

Thursday, 12 November 2015

This crostic gave me a lot of trouble. I have been using a BASIC program I got about 1977, in a TRS-80 magazine, with no trouble, but this one was just too big. I got through making it up, but when I tried to print it, the machine just hung there! So I had to do it all by hand. Which took a while.

I don't think it will be any harder than usual, but it's a bit longer. And it's not quite a week since the last one! There are a few Shakespeare clues, including one (B) which is from a sonnet, and three quotes from Hamlet.
I really enjoyed the version by David Tennant and Patrick Stewart. I hadn't realised that Claudius was almost as much a presence as Hamlet. I may go to see the Benedict Cumberbatch version as well.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

I hope you have had a chance to solve this, but here is the solution!

A) Attract
B) Last man on earth.
C) Abandon
D) Nut
E) Stuff
F) Monster Club
G) A case of conscience.
H) Leave her to heaven
I) Edward Scissorhands.
J) Ephor
L) Gust
M) Lodestone
N) ITNT (although I cheat, I make sure these are acronyms of SOMETHING!)
O) Stunt
P) House on Haunted Hill.
Q) Wrap up.
R) Iff
S) Loudness
T) Diary of a Madman.
U) Lowdown
V) Ipso
W) Farthest Shore.
X) Ethos.

First letters read: Alan Smale, English Wild Life. (From Asimov's Oct-Nov 2015)

Saturday, 7 November 2015

I had a recent burst of enthusiasm and made up a puzzle devoted to films with Vincent Price. I have done two so far, and there are plenty of people with a lot of films, so...
Anyhow, this may be easy or hard!

Thursday, 5 November 2015

The solution to the previous (fairly short) puzzle.

A) I Will Repay
B) Add
C) Neolithic
D) Repudiated
E) Mrs Warrens Profession
F) Ash
G) Cot
H) Lot
I) Elephants can remember
J) Offload
K) Dot
L) Ewok
M) Ness
N) This side of Paradise
O) As
P) New
Q) God
R) Lop
S) Esk
T) Depth

First letters read: Ian R Macleod, Entangled.

The text: People walked the streets wearing facemasks or climbed into their panic rooms or headed for hilltops and deserted islands with years supplies of food and weapons.