Cryptic crosswords

I love my morning cryptic crossword. It’s a very Brit thing…I am hopelessly addicted. I do the Deccan Herald every day; the compiler of the Eco Times crossword changed a while ago, and I am just getting to grips with the compiler’s mentality.

I like the Indian Express,too, and though it’s not my favourite, I do the Business Standard one too, just to keep my hand in with different compilers. The Hindu cryptic is a smug and self-satisfied crossword that I do not like, but I will do it if I can’t find anything else. But my great favourite is the cryptic crossword on Saturday in the Deccan Herald. It’s so witty…it often sets me laughing!

I remember the days in Chennai when the Eco Times had just been introduced; there were small prizes (such as cosmetics) for the first person to finish, and I loved winning all the junkola!

This morning, I posted a “Crossbird” in one of the birding groups I belong to; at once, someone called

Minchu Kulkarni

who works for

Amuselabs

pinged me, and helped me make a proper online crossword of it. All the clues are names of birds (no technical stuff, just general names)..you can try it out

here

Have fun, and let me know how it went…it’s very simple indeed. Today’s learning…thank you, Minchu! Looking forward to learning more from you.

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