The Stickler Weekly is taking a short break, but in the meantime I thought I’d introduce you to a little Stickler pre-history. I got my first break through being published in the Australian Crossword Club’s magazine, CrOzworld, where novices still can test the membership with their (mostly) cryptic creations. In May, 1992, (that’s 24 years ago), an alphabetical jigsaw of mine was published called “David’s Revenge”. I can’t remember why it was called that, except to say CrOzworld regularly contained difficult puzzles that took a long time solve and I must have felt the need for revenge.
An AJ doesn’t work with the online software I use, so it’s just PDF this time. It’s how it originally appeared and not many clues would get a guernsey in my world these days. That doesn’t matter, as this is about seeing how things have changed for me over a long time. Even if you don’t really enjoy the puzzle, at least you might enjoy my growth since that time.
It’s a difficult puzzle due to the odd jigsaw element and some unusual words – I hope it’s still worth doing.
There are no clue hints for this one – you’ll have to fly solo.
Download it here:
(Solution will appear next week)