My First Contribution to Fifteensquared

Posted in Crosswords on Wednesday, the 10th of December, 2008.

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I'm pleased to mention that earlier on today, I posted my first contribution to The post in question is Independent 6,912 by Dac.

For the uninitiated, Fifteensquared is kind of like a blog for cryptic crossword enthusiasts. Several invited bloggers post solutions and explanations for some of the day's main crosswords, and then we all have a bit of a natter about it.

It's gratifyingly nerdy, and is quite high profile within the cryptic crossword world, with many of the setters and editors visiting and commenting regularly.

So I'm pleased that my first post wasn't roundly jeered by the regulars. I'll be posting Independent solutions about once a week from now on, and I'm sure there will be tougher mornings to come!


Posted by Ciaran McNulty on Thursday, the 11th of December, 2008.

Congratulations on joining! I'm particularly impressed with how quickly you got your blog post up - you're going to make the rest of us look bad.

Posted by Simon Harris on Saturday, the 13th of December, 2008.

Just nerves and insomnia, I'm afraid. It didn't hurt that it was a nice easy day - I'm fully expecting that before long I'll get a Bannsider or something, and I'll have to leave the country in shame.

In the spirit of full disclosure, I should have pointed out that Ciaran is a regular poster on Fifteensquared, and the only reason I offered to contribute was so as not to be completely outdone by him :)

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