The entries are starting to trickle in! Once you are ready, just take a picture, scan or otherwise digitise your answers and send them to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
"And lo, there was much rejoicing". The ailing pen industry received a boost this week with the Hurley-Dowdy stimulus plan. The Pen Addict boys are back! In celebration, I give you the Pen Addict cryptic crossword
The immediate question is, "wait...what? Why?" Many of you will have a very good answer to that question, but to you I say, "have you been reading this blog?"
There is a prize for those who submit their entries - judging criteria will be entirely arbitrary based on who has the most right, or the funniest wrong answers. The crossword should be in the shownotes today, but I am going to leave it open for four weeks. None of these widgets where you click a button to enter - you have to work for this one!
Closing date is 14 September, winner to be announced in the days thereafter. The prize includes (but is not limited to - sure there will be some other goodies in there):
- A Lamy Vista
- A bottle of J Herbin ink
- A small Rhodia ice pad
- At least one Chinese fountain pen
All of the answers relate to pen parts, brands, personalities, stores or nibmeisters, so have a go!
(Below the image there are links to downloadable high-res jpeg, a PDF and an Excel spreadsheet. Once I figure out the best way to do it I'll put a mailbox up so you send me your scans or completed forms for marking before we publish the answers)