Listen With Others

Are you sitting comfortably? Then we’ll begin

Search Results

Listener No. 4385, PD: A Setters’ Blog by Dragon

Posted on 6 Mar 2016

Perhaps established Listener setters make notes on the construction process as they go along, planning for their Fifteen-squared blogs. Dragon is a new team and didn’t. So memories of the earliest events and feelings may have become distorted or magnified. The quotations below may not be entirely accurate and some should be taken with a […]

Read the rest of this post...

Posted in Setting Blogs | Leave a Comment »

PD by Dragon

Posted on 4 Mar 2016

My mail box was full, this week, of solver-friends’ moans about Printer’s Devilry, yet I thought Dragon’s puzzle was an absolute gem. It wasn’t just a word-lover’s tussle to find the appropriate word to insert to complete each of those phrases more coherently, there was also the topical theme in the down clues of decimalisation. […]

Read the rest of this post...

Posted in Solving Blogs | Leave a Comment »

Listener No. 4385: PD by Dragon

Posted on 4 Mar 2016

Another newbie hit the streets this week, and he sounded a fearsome creature. What’s more, he was following in Harpy’s footsteps last week with a very economical title that really didn’t give anything away apart from the across clue type… thanks, Dragon! So, Printer’s Devilry for the acrosses; it would be interesting to see how […]

Read the rest of this post...

Posted in Solving Blogs | Leave a Comment »

Listener No. 4678, Bleak Expectations: A Setter’s Blog by Mira

Posted on 17 Oct 2021

Five years ago — more than 40 years after I’d begun solving the sort of puzzles that required recourse to Chambers — I felt privileged to form half of the setting team (along with David Harry) that comprised Dragon, whose puzzle ‘PD’ (Listener No. 4385) graced the Times and was my first ever contribution to […]

Read the rest of this post...

Posted in Setting Blogs | 1 Comment »

Listener No 4493: Devilry by Nutmeg

Posted on 30 Mar 2018

Last year’s Nutmeg concerned William Sherwood and his comment about mendacious piscators (“are fishermen all liars?”). This week, we had a mixture of misprints and printer’s devilry clues. “Well,” said I (to myself), “a long time since we’ve had PDs in a Listener.” I proceeded with my solve, and only when writing this blog did […]

Read the rest of this post...

Posted in Solving Blogs | 1 Comment »