xmas xword

Richard Foley Richard.Foley at
Thu Dec 31 15:58:01 GMT 2009

Hi Aaron,

How's about hosting a partially started crossword, with say four 
representative answers filled in correctly, such that people get the kind of 
thinking behind your clues.  I know the Araucuria and Custos crosswords from 
the Guardian (showing my age here) had particular styles which took a little 
getting used to.  Consequently one recognised the style and (hopefully) 
enjoyed getting into the particular mind set to solve the puzzle.  Just a 

Richard Foley
Ciao - shorter than aufwiedersehen

On Thursday 31 December 2009 13:02:16 Aaron Trevena wrote:
> You only need to know what it stands for. As I keep on saying its not
> very clever. Mostly bad puns and silly geeky word play
> On 12/31/09, James Laver <james.laver at> wrote:
> > On Wed, Dec 30, 2009 at 11:02 PM, Aaron Trevena <aaron.trevena at>
> >
> > wrote:
> >> Still no answers in my inbox. Most complete will win if nobody
> >> completes it. Maybe I should have posted to a java or python group -
> >> they would have finished it by now.
> >
> > Perhaps something to do with the fact that two of the clues reference
> > vim, which the more sensible of us have no wish to use other than to
> > configure emacs where necessary?*
> >
> > --James
> > * And frankly I'd rather use nano

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