Monday, 17 August 2015


Heading over to 1 Across Magazine once more for this offering which consisted of a Skeleton crossword with a slight difference, based on a blocked grid.  In twelve cases a thematic element (the word BLOCK) was omitted from the wordplay but definitions referred to the whole word/phrase.  Solvers were required to represent the thematic element by blocking in the appropriate square in the relevant answers and also to complete the grid's symmetry by blocking in all other relevant squares.

This relatively simple idea has been used in various guises over the years, but not quite like this we believe.  Unfortunately we haven't received any feedback to date on this puzzle, so include the grid and solution below.



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