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Re(2): Latin crossword
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We are non-subscribers, and, still stuck in the twentieth century, merely buy the Saturday Times from our newsagent.

An interesting revival ... I wonder if the original Latin and Greek crosswords had their clues in Latin and Greek, rather than most of the wordplay being Anglice, as in Auctor's.

A fairly mild one to start with, I bet Boris had a go ?

Do we know who Auctor is ? Peter King springs to mind. But maybe "ars est celare nomen."

It does raise the question "Why not four Latin Listeners a year ?", like the four numbers ones inflicted on us. Some eminent solvers have asserted on this forum that the numbers puzzles can be solved by those with a mere modicum of mathematical knowledge, but I strongly dispute that. Twenty years ago, maybe, but not these days. I'd like to hear their thoughts on Latin puzzles being in the annual syllabus.

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