Re(13): Listener No 4350 - Revelation of John by Elfman IP: 18.104.22.168 Posted on July 6, 2015 at 09:40:52 AM by Derek Harrison
One of the reasons why I've been doing the Listener for so many years is the huge variety of puzzles. You never know what to expect and occasionally you will come across one that will stump you. Elfman used a very original method of showing a message and I thought that was fair.
Yes this was tough, even after you had filled the grid. However, the preamble gave a big hint in "all sharing the same axis of symmetry". If you decided on LAUNCHPAD as the key word then the axis was clear.
Surely those who complain about this puzzle don't want to make the Listener an easy option. I say congratulations to the editors for publishing it.