The fifth in the series is called Cryptic Currencies and awaits your solving and feedback. You can download it in digital or in printable form. There’s an explanation of this project in a previous post, or here’s a quick recap for those new to this kind of crossword:Your response is welcome. Your own puzzles are very welcome. And the answers to Cryptic Currencies can be seen in the digital version or in this PDF.
Paolo Bacilieri has written a graphic novel that’s in part a mystery story and in part a history of crosswords across different countries and cultures. I asked him about Fun. Well, yes: squares, and an enumerated grid. Yes, enumerated: in the pioneering comics of a century ago, say Little Nemo or Krazy Kat, the panels/squares were more often than not numbered. Comics and crosswords have a long and connected history.
As we wait for Uma Thurman “to feel less angry”, a heartwarming image from Scorpion in the Independent:... where the actor in question decides to ASSERT her rights. Meanwhile, Picaroon in the Guardian reminds us of the director who “knew enough to do more than I did” ...... namely, Quentin TARANTINO. And in the Financial Times, Neo has a happier echo of Australian goings-on ...... in his clue for GAY LIB.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".