That's right folks - the only enthusiasm I can work up for this now is to see *just* how mindlessly boring and futile I can make the posts. Well, I've tried the funny* stuff. I've tried the serious stuff, had a go at the intellectual stuff, even tried to tug the old heart strings in a cynical and manipulative attempt to prove that beneath the shallow, mercenary exterior there might beat a warm and sensitive heart**....In fact, I've tried every-fucking-thing to get a short, weekly satirical columnn on the Grauniad so I can give up working and spend hours at a time in the Groucho club getting off my box with fellow "serious journalists and commentators" (and Jane Moore***). But all to no avail. So why not do the obvious and put up stuff that's so dull you can't even bring yourself to look at the headline without feeling the urge to vom? Well, it worked for Lucy Mangan...
So here goes. This is as far as I've got with today's Grauniad crossword (quick; no. 11,378):
1 across: Barnaby Rudge
10 across: Radiant
12 across: On the air
18 across: Alsatian
20 across: Oven
23 across: Raven
24 across: Magnetic pole
3 down: Nark
6 down: Drama
7 down: Entertaining
13 down: Sentence
16 down: Revival
21 down: Grip
Not anywhere as dull as Lucy's usual efforts, but come on - I've only just started. She's been at it for months.
I will, of course, post up any other clues as soon as I get them. So that'll give you all something to look forward to. Or not.
The Letters Game: make the longest word you can from the nine letters shown - R,T,Y,D,W,M,N,P,Z...
* for want of a better word...
** There doesn't, btw...
***It should shame me, I know, but....*would*
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