but I cracked it, just…
Solved at Cobblers Cove over a leisurely coffee…
… though it took me a while in this occasion. “Munchkin” is not a term that springs easily to mind, I confess. LJ
Completed in fading light in St. Martin
on the aeroplane between Southampton and La Rochelle.
Very pleasing, since I haven’t had time to do the crossword for a while. Left overnight, things came so much more easily in the morning.
I haven’t had time for the Times Crossword recently. This is my first attempt since the move. I’m glad it was an unproblematic experience. LJ
which, incidentally, I still don’t fully understand. 12 across is also obscure, but was at least guessable (I now get it!). It’s always a little peeving when there is one clue left, but I wouldn’t have got it without combing through the dictionary.
Completed whilst sitting on a beanbag in the cloakroom of our new house, awaiting the arrival of a flaky technician, who does not show up. So, it’s one more lunch at the Wykeham Arms for me, then, later, Evensong in the Cathedral, the greatest free show on Earth.
Completed this morning whilst listening to the sacred music of Arvo Pärt, the perfect refuge from the climate of political ugliness currently prevailing.
I solved everything but the two missing letters required to form “statice”, a genus of sea-lavender and a pretty “maritime plant”, so I wouldn’t have won this week, not that it ever seems possible!