Saturday, 31 October 2015

Alphabetical Jigsaw

Devised in the manner of the late, great Araucaria's famous Alphabetical Jigsaw puzzles, this puzzle appears in the original home of the AJ, the crossword magazine founded by Araucaria himself, 1 Across.

The elegance of this format presents an additional challenge to setters in constraining the solutions to initial letters of only one appearance of each of the 26 letters of the alphabet, mitigated slightly by allowing two such where across and down lights share the same start point.  Eclogue has a penchant for this format and could well return to it in the future.

The puzzle appeared in the 1 Across edition of August 2015

Hopefully, this offering will be well received by the mag's afficionados.