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Listener Crossword 4718   Linked by Vismut

Posted by gillwinchcombe on 24 Jul 2022

A big thank you to Vismut for a puzzle that I could sit down and enjoy solving, on a subject that I could get my head around – and care about – with an endgame that was clear and unambiguous.

Thank you too for reminding me of what was for me (I’m ashamed to say) a little-known area of history, depicting the key messages in a memorable and apposite way, with clues that were tractable and answers that entered as real words.

(Readers can probably tell that my head was at this point still reeling from the previous week’s Unruly Characters, which I would have liked to depict physically rather than graphically.)

I loved all the linking aspects, especially the spelling out of Mary Macarthur’s name using clues with a fluent surface reading – the missing links made them challenging but do-able and rewarding. I am also ashamed to admit that I hadn’t spotted the hidden message, which I shall enjoy looking for during my 10+ hour flight to Bogota later today, to visit a friend in Colombia.

I hope Vismut has some more in preparation – her puzzles are delightful and a pleasure to solve. Thank you.


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