RansomeMeet other members and learn how to solve cryptic crossword puzzles and improve your skills.

Group Coordinator: Wil Ransome (click to contact)

Normally the first Monday of every month at 2.30pm. But we agree the exact date and time dependent on members' commitments.

Members' homes in the Islington area.

Each month members are given some crosswords and at the meeting we discuss solutions and attempt another crossword. The group is for puzzle solvers at all levels.

If you want help with some of these crosswords, these links may be of use. Click here for the Independent etc., here for The Times and the Times Quick Cryptic and here for the Telegraph. Now there is a vlog (video blog) of various things like The Times, The Times Quick Cryptic and even other puzzles here. The people who do this vlog are Mark Goodliffe (The Times crossword-solving champion for the past several years) and Simon Anthony (the younger man).

Since March 2020 we have been entirely on Zoom: the crosswords are emailed as usual halfway through the month, and the Zoom details and the third crossword are emailed a day before the meeting. Apart from the fact that we haven't been sitting around a kitchen table, everything is the same as usual, and people from afar can now join meetings. While we are operating online there is no upper limit on numbers and we welcome new members.

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