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Listener Annual Awards for 2020

Posted by Listen With Others on 21 Mar 2021

For those of you who missed last night’s Listener Awards hosted over Zoom by Jane Teather and John Henderson, here are the winners:

Ascot Gold Cup for the best puzzle: Tip-top Condition by Twin (Colin Thomas), finished grid below

Solver Silver Salver for the longest all-correct run: Peter Blayney

Radix Auditorum Jug for the best newcomer: James Leaver

Here is a run-down of the top ten puzzles as voted on by the all-correct solvers for the year:

No. Puzzle Setter
1 4630 Tip-top Condition Twin
2 4638 Head-start Clues Elgin
3 4606 Isolated in May Dysart
4= 4609 Where Next? Harribobs
4= 4617 Selfie Sabre
6 4604 Tour de Force Kea
7 4627 Flappy Shark
8 4597 Bunch of Fives Brock
9 4595 Equality Elap
10 4603 In Round Numbers Colleague

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Erratum Listener no 4616 Disco Lovers by The Ace of Hearts

Posted by shirleycurran on 19 Jul 2020

An erratum concerning Listener puzzle No 4616, Disco Lovers by The Ace of Hearts has been published on the Listener puzzles website. Here’s a link:

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Apologies re Premature Post

Posted by Listen With Others on 16 Sep 2017

Unfortunately, there was a very premature post from Encota at LWO last night (Friday) which has now been deleted. However, those of you receiving an RSS feed will have had an email for it and many apologies for that. I hope you realised what it was before reading it and that your enjoyment of Charybdis’s puzzle wasn’t, or won’t be, spoilt. In any case, please delete it.

Once again, many apologies.


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At Spes Non Fracta by Chalicea

Posted by shirleycurran on 21 Jun 2013

At Spes Non Fracta 001At Spes Non Fracta 002

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Happy Christmas

Posted by Listen With Others on 23 Dec 2011

May I wish everyone who visits Listen With Others, whether frequently or occasionally, a very merry Christmas and a happy and successful 2012.

I would like to must, of course, thank Shirley Curran and Erwin Hatch for their superb blogs this year. Shirley’s weekly efforts have set an exceptionally high standard which I hope I come near to matching, and I hope that all of you find our efforts entertaining. I would also like to thank those setters who have kindly provided fascinating blogs on the creation of their puzzles.

This year, Listener-wise, has seen a major hiccup in my attempt to secure a 5-year uninterrupted run of all-corrects. I have failed on at least four occasions, initially with 4141, Trailblazers by Dysart, and most recently with 4162, Carte Blanche with a Twist by Mash. (By the way, if you’re a Magpie subscriber, there is an incredibly detailed setter’s blog for that puzzle available there.)

So it’s onwards and upwards into 2012. If next year’s Listeners match the standard of this year’s puzzles, we’re in for a real treat, so a final thank you to the editors and all the setters who keep us coming back for more.

Best wishes,

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