View Full Version : Cryptic published on Alberich Crosswords!

03-25-2014, 12:26 AM
Ok, so it's not for money, but it's a fantastic thing to have on one's CV - especially as Alberich is a pro setter for the Financial Times, The Independent and the Time's Listener series and vets the grids himself.

Once again, I'd like to thank everyone on this site who has played my XWDs, offered encouragement or critique, and, of course, to the site itself for providing a venue for me play in.

For those wanting to have a crack at the grid (or simply browse an interesting site about crosswords) - click me (http://www.alberichcrosswords.com/pages/hoskins.html)


03-25-2014, 12:28 AM
Well done mate!

Is this the second one you've had published?

03-25-2014, 12:39 AM
Fantastic - congratulations! :D

*shuffles off to play*

03-25-2014, 12:39 AM
Thanks Miranda. :)

Nope, first one. I have written a couple for a (very small) E-zine before, won the Sunday Times clue contest, and, of course, write on here and another (more XWDy) critique site - but this is the first one that's been an actual submission in a submissiony-full-grid-type-submissiony type of way.

It means a lot because the guy who runs the site is a pro-setter and not only is it a thrill to get on there, but it's a useful thing to be able to put on the old XWD CV when submitting in future.

All in all, I'm pretty chuffed. :)

03-25-2014, 12:46 AM
That's what I was thinking of, the Sunday Times one.

Really well done mate. You'll be making a living out of it soon!

Siri Kirpal
03-25-2014, 03:24 AM
Sat Nam! (Literally "Truth Name"--a Sikh greeting)

Cool! :hooray:


Siri Kirpal

03-25-2014, 03:53 AM

03-25-2014, 06:50 AM
High five on that success, Harry!

Maryn, so pleased for you

L. Y.
03-25-2014, 01:14 PM
Congratulations! :)

03-25-2014, 03:35 PM
CGs and more happy "gridding" for you!

03-27-2014, 01:06 AM
Cheers all. :)

... You'll be making a living out of it soon!

Well, I wouldn't go that far - I think cryptics are a pretty saturated market (and, of course all the really good setters have the jobs) - but ya never know*. :)

* Idea for novel - wannabe setter bumps off established setters to make a gap in the market (or has that already been done?).

03-27-2014, 02:40 AM
Congratulations! :D