This month’s 6000 miles… crossword was delayed by technical issues. rosswording is not affected by the wind. My cache was full. Or… something.
However, it’s here now and you can test yourself against SwordDevlin, who I last saw downing his 17th G&T at that party on Saturday night.
Octobers’s CLUE OF THE MONTH™ is 5 DOWN. Obviously.
If the weather forecast for Cape Town is to believed (and hey, it’s only wrong half the time), this morning is set to be properly chilly.
May I therefore advise you to curl up with a nice warm device (careful now), some coffee and a cryptic crossword, courtesy of 6000 miles… resident crossword compiler?
Clue of the month for me has to be 16 Down:
Small elf that is shot egotistically.
Because using a narcissistic sniper has always the best way to get rid of human-shaped supernatural beings from Germanic mythology and folklore.
Well… not quite.
But CrosSword Devlin (the guy what does the 6000 miles… crossword) does publish his work in other esteemed publications, including (but not necessarily limited to) Cape Town’s Funny Money.
I’m just telling you this so you understand that you’re getting top quality craftsmanship each month; and August’s offering is no exception:
Check out that clue on 1 down: “Waterproof mammal” – I mean, all mammals are intrinsically waterproof, so there’s clearly more thinking you need to do here – but just think of the infamous snowmobile joke and you’ll be well on your way.
It’s July 14th – Bastille Day in France (and, I suppose, everywhere else as well), but we’re nowhere near France right now.
We’re traveling home today:
IOM – DUB – DXB – CPT
I have had a word with the 6000 miles… crossword expert, and he’s come up with an appropriately travel-themed crossword for July.
I will present this to you now:
Something to occupy the next 26 hours then. (I hope it doesn’t take me that long.)
It’s red wine, log fire and crossword weather. And while you probably can’t manage the first two at your desk at 9am, there’s nothing stopping you keeping your brain warm with the official 6000 miles… crossword for June:
(link if you can’t see the puzzle above)
This month’s offering is particularly easy. And if I’m saying that, then it must be REALLY straightforward.