On Saturday the 15th of December, really bad weather struck our area of Sydney. Power was lost, and didn’t return until the following Monday night. However, the NBN network was badly damaged. Luckily I had already completed last week’s Stickler, so it went ahead as normal. Unfortunately I’m still without internet, landline and pay TV, as they all run through the same cabling which hasn’t yet been repaired. I operate my work through a wired desktop PC, and I haven’t found an easy way to duplicate my setup somewhere else or hook up some kind if mobile internet service that works well with my PC. Consequently I haven’t done ANY crossword work in the last week. This means no Stickler Weekly or last week’s solution for this week. I had an email almost ready for general distribution – that’s on hold. I also had a giant Christmas Tree crossword for 2018 half written – that’s on the scrapheap. I’m told it could be another week before the internet returns – let’s hope it’s much sooner than that!
I received a number of contributions this month – many thanks to those kind people.
Thanks for doing The Stickler Weekly – it will return next week (hopefully).
Best and thanks