The dreaded DA.

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The dreaded DA.

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Feb 19, 2010, 8:02 pm

Any other Aussie solvers out there who grapple with DA's fiendish crosswords in the Sydney Morning Herald every Friday? It's a great satisfaction when one does solve them (I get about 1 in 4) and they're very cleverly set, often with a theme that one must first determine as the other clues are dependent on it.

Mar 13, 2010, 10:06 pm

I have never solved a DA crossword. They are fiendish.

Mar 14, 2010, 1:59 am

DA's cryptic crosswords are diabolical. I'm lucky to get one, maybe two clues out on a good day. The only time I did fairly well was when the theme was grammar. I find the Saturday SMH cryptic crosswords tend to be a lot easier and more closely match my puzzle solving ability.