Friday, June 6, 2014

Signing Off For All Time


I returned from my recent travels to discover that during my absence the powers-that-be at the Ottawa Citizen had totally revamped the newspaper. Among the changes made was the discontinuance of The Sunday London Times Crossword feature.

I am sure that the scrapping of this feature has done much to elevate the intellectual level of the paper — not to mention making room for such erudite additions as Love and the Stars. I suppose giving up our weekly crossword puzzle is a small price for us cruciverbalists to pay to ensure that the love lives of the citizens of Ottawa unfold in accordance with the dictates of the stars.

This blog existed for almost exactly five years — the first posting appearing on May 17, 2009. The last entry for which a puzzle actually exists is that of May 18, 2014. The entry for May 25, 2014 forecast the appearance of a puzzle that was not published.

In conclusion, I would like to thank those who have followed this blog, especially those who left comments from time to time.

Signing off — Falcon