Phew! Rather a busy week comes to a close, with an interesting weekend about to start.
Today saw me polish off (subject to edits) this year’s Sunday Times Christmas Jumbo after three days of mostly solid work. This news hasn’t revealed any great secret, by the way – the ST cryptic team is the trio of Tim Moorey, Jeff Pearce and myself, working in rotation, and it so happens that the Christmas puzzle falls on my watch this time around.
Talking of the Sunday Times, I’m eagerly anticipating my debut puzzle this weekend. Although I’d rarely admit it openly, I still get a little bit star-struck when a puzzle appears, and the novelty of ‘proper name’ in print as opposed to a pseudonym is an attractive draw, so I’ll be unable to resist buying a copy of the newspaper.
For those who wrestled fruitlessly with last weekend’s prize Anax puzzle in the Independent, all will be revealed some time tomorrow when it’ll be blogged on FifteenSquared (link below/left).
As for the remainder of today – well, after completing the Christmas puzzle I need to let the brain cool down, so the evening might just be spent playing Everybody’s Golf on the PS3. Yes, at heart I’m just a big kid who plays games (isn’t that what I do with crosswords anyway?). I appreciate I’m probably in the minority in that regard, but if you do happen to be a PS3 user with EGWT you can always look out for anaximperator and join me for a thrash.