10 Dec 2008, 4:48 p.m.

My First Contribution to Fifteensquared

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I'm pleased to mention that earlier on today, I posted my first contribution to Fifteensquared.net. The post in question is Independent 6,912 by Dac.

For the uninitiated, Fifteensquared is kind of like a blog for cryptic crossword enthusiasts. Several invited bloggers post solutions and explanations for some of the day's main crosswords, and then we all have a bit of a natter about it.

It's gratifyingly nerdy, and is quite high profile within the cryptic crossword world, with many of the setters and editors visiting and commenting regularly.

So I'm pleased that my first post wasn't roundly jeered by the regulars. I'll be posting Independent solutions about once a week from now on, and I'm sure there will be tougher mornings to come!

Posted by Simon at 01:53:00 PM
11 Dec 2008, 12:44 p.m.

Ciaran McNulty

Congratulations on joining fifteensquared.net! I'm particularly impressed with how quickly you got your blog post up - you're going to make the rest of us look bad.

13 Dec 2008, 1:05 a.m.

Simon [ADMIN]

Just nerves and insomnia, I'm afraid. It didn't hurt that it was a nice easy day - I'm fully expecting that before long I'll get a Bannsider or something, and I'll have to leave the country in shame.

In the spirit of full disclosure, I should have pointed out that Ciaran is a regular poster on Fifteensquared, and the only reason I offered to contribute was so as not to be completely outdone by him :)