Comments: Cross, part 4

Quite apart from his incorrect percentage, his terminology is wrong: it's the proportion of white squares to *total* squares that shouldn't fall below (he claims) 70%. The proportion of white squares to black squares had better be well over 100%.

Posted by Rick at November 19, 2005 04:27 PM

Thank you; I knew something else was wrong with that, but was having a hard time articulating it. Just so.

Posted by Francis at November 19, 2005 05:25 PM

More cartoons, less evisceration? You lured me into your site with frequent cartoons, and now you've left me hanging...

Posted by Orange at November 19, 2005 05:59 PM

The Spectator also has a weekly variety cryptic, perhaps beneath notice because it is (usually) easier than any of the others. Possibly also because that puzzle doesn't accept outside submissions, relying instead on a small pool of setters? Kea, are you there?

Posted by Jon at November 20, 2005 10:04 AM

I've been enjoying the evisceration. Maybe the new Heaneyland slogan should be "Come for the cartoons, stay for the evisceration!"

Posted by Doug Orleans at November 20, 2005 12:24 PM

I've loved the deserved evisceration of such a dunderheaded book pretending and failing to explain how crosswords, cryptic or otherwise, work. Keep up the vivisection, section by section!

One really doesn't want to earn Francis's's's...

Francis'ses...

Franciscan...

Mr. Heaney's ire. His wrath is ruthlessly wroth.

Posted by Atom at November 21, 2005 12:33 PM
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