Saturday, 13 April 2013

A Mini Change


I just wanted to let you know about a change that I'm going to be making to the blog. From next week there will be no more quick crosswords. I have come up with a new idea and will be releasing 'Mini Cryptic' puzzles twice weekly taking the place of the 'Quick Crosswords' on the blog. I think this is an original idea (I've never seen it before) and here are some questions you might have about them (If you have any more feel free to leave a comment).


What are they? 

They are intended to be a simple introductory (yet still cryptic) puzzle.

How big are they?

They will be 5x5 to start with  (I'm considering introducing the occasional "Jumbo Mini", a 7x7 puzzle, bit this idea is still in the formative stages)

How many clues will they have?

4, 5 or 6. It depends on the puzzle.

You are releasing two a week, will they be different in any way?

Yes. The Tuesday puzzle will be an 'Easy' Mini and the Saturday puzzle will be a 'Tricky' Mini.

What is the difference?

Tuesday's clues will come with an indicator as to what type of clue it is. I will stick to anagrams, hidden words, charades and double definitions. Saturday's puzzle will not have this indicator and I won't restrict myself.

When is the first one out?

The first one will be released on Tuesday.

What if I don't like them?

Tell me, leave a comment or send me an email or twitter message. All my details are on the contact us page.