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Right, you’ve all had long enough.  Here is the solution to the crossword posted on Monday in Something to pass the time (9).

Hopefully, you didn’t need to resort to one of these gadgets to get it finished.

I also hope some glaring error didn’t crop up. 🙂

Answers after the click.

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Something to pass the time (9)

Throughout the Spring I did some part-time work for a local newspaper.  For two of the weeks I was helping out, the paper’s crossword compiler was on holiday and I offered my services.

The first week, things didn’t go so well.  I messed up and forgot to include one of the clues. Oops!  Still two readers did manage to complete the crossword up to that clue.  One of them even had a guess at what the missing word was!

The second week things went much better and, as there’s nothing going on in the world of quizzing right now, I’m going to attach the grid and clues onto this post.  Click the ‘Continue…’ to give them a go.

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PlayYourCardsRightAs you must now be aware, this blog primarily concerns itself with my experiences on the table quiz circuit. By now you also know that’s just as  glamourous as it sounds!

Well, just like any good pro (or determined amateur), I find that it’s impossible to put the brain to rest just because you’re not actually taking part in a competitive event.

The sport similie breaks down at this point though as I’ve never been the type who prepares for quizzing like it’s a sporting event.  I’ve known some – reading through almanacs and encyclopaedia on their spare time. One day, when I was in college, I popped into a service station to pick up some sweets to find a quizzing acquaintance working the till.  It had been a quiet afternoon for him, obviously, as he had a copy of that year’s Who’s Who open on the counter.  Not my idea of a fun read.

So, obviously I play along with other quizzing endeavour when I can.  Here are some of my favourites.

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