Egg-chasery festival set to begin

There’s a big egg-chasing tournament about to start in Japan this week, and what egg-chasing tournament worth its salt doesn’t have a egg-chasing themed crossword on an obscure blog 14,729km away to celebrate its opening?

Not this one.

 

Have fun on the puzzle, enjoy the rugby, and may the best team win – and if not them, then England or South Africa.

Guess who’s back?

…back again
Crossword’s back, tell a friend.

With apologies to Eminem, although actually telling a friend about 6000 miles… is always welcomed. Not always by the friend, sure, but you can’t have everything.

Yes, after a break of a couple of months, during which time we were literally inundated with letter, theĀ 6000 miles… crossword is back.

 

With many thanks to The Compiler G-man Devlin. Favourite clue this time around? 2 Down:

Empty church by the ocean entered by the Spanish football team.

I didn’t get it. I still don’t.

Welcome back!

 

UPDATE: Incoming from The Compiler: ‘Empty “church” = ch + ocean = sea; entered by “the” Spanish = el = ch(el)sea = football team.’ [blowing a kiss emoji].

Ahhh! (eh?)

May Crossword

Slightly belatedly, here’s May’s crossword.
I’d like to say that we left this one unpublished until now so that you could enjoy it with a glass of Cape red in front of a roaring fire, while the rain lashes down outside, but actually, there was just a bit of an oversight and it just didn’t get uploaded on time.

 

Still, I suppose that if I don’t tell you that, you’ll never know.

Bug Farv

The 6000 miles… crossword guy spent some of the time between last month’s crossword and this one “doing Namibia”. Not in a sexual sense (or so he says), but he does seem to have gone a bit overboard on the big game theme for April’s offering:

 

Rhino it’s hard to believe, but honestly, I’m not lion. The number of animals in the puzzle above is unbearable. It’s certainly not getting my seal of approval.
Not emused by my koalaty puns? Right, alpaca my bags and get otter here then.

March mental test

Pushed out because of Pi Day, it’s the March version of the monthly 6000 miles… crossword, and being a violinist, I’m all over 10 across like an aggressive lichen.

Think of something a violinist might use and how s/he might react to applause after a performance.
Damnit. I’ve made it far too easy now, haven’t I?