This is where I spout. I'm firmly of the belief that the cryptic crossword is an art form, from which it follows that there is no Right Way. My taste in music isn't the same as yours, so there's no reason why your taste in crosswords should be the same as mine. In these pages, I can only set out how I approach setting and solving puzzles and what my opinions are, which may or may not chime with yours. If at times I appear prescriptive, it's not intentional: I find ballet incredibly tedious and a waste of my time, but that doesn't mean I think ballet is undesirable or unworthy of other people's attention and admiration. But with any luck, these ramblings will put my puzzles into some sort of context, for those who find that sort of thing interesting.

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Test solver vacancy 19 August 2015
Silky-smooth surfaces 19 August 2015
Links to other sites 20 May 2015
Custom puzzles 28 February 2015
So you want to be a setter 28 February 2015
How I set puzzles 28 February 2015
Ximenes and so on 27 February 2015
Acknowledgements 21 February 2015