Crossword No 271 by Chalicea

No 270solution

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / BOOK MY PLACE  – If you prefer to work on the interactive version or to print a pdf of the crossword, click on this LINK. Across     1  Membrane of the uterus (7)     5  Full of pathological microorganisms (5)     8  Porch along the outside of a building (7)     9  Electronic […]

The Code by Chris Martos

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / BOOK MY PLACE – When I find a punctuation error, a grammatical error, a misprint or a flawed piece of reasoning in a work I am reading, I tend to turn up the bottom of the page with the intention of pointing the problem out to the author or publisher, so that […]

Cryptic Crossword No 270 by Chalicea

No 269 solution

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / BOOK MY PLACE  – If you prefer to work on the interactive version or to print a pdf of the crossword, click on this LINK. Across     7  The proverb says that when problems arise, this mate is 16/5 (13, four words)     8  Solitary cantos I’m changing (8)     9  Lean style? […]

Latecomers by Anita Brookner

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / BOOK MY PLACE – Who hasn’t read Anita Brookner’s Hotel du Lac. I was intrigued to find Latecomers on the library shelf, a novel I hadn’t encountered. It has the same detailed scrutiny of the way individuals create their state of mind. Two couples are the subject of the novel.Two Thomas’s met […]

Crossword No 269 by Chalicea

Quotingsolution

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / BOOK MY PLACE  – If you prefer to work on the interactive version or to print a pdf of the crossword, click on this LINK. Across     1  Mass of frozen material that permanently covers a large area of land (6)     4  Last Anglo-Saxon king of England (6)     9  Island state […]

Friends in High Places by Donna Leon

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / BOOK MY PLACE – Time for my monthly virtual trip to Venice with another of Donna Leon’s crime thrillers. I find it astonishing how many areas of Venetian culture she manages to explore as the backdrops for her finely crafted stories. The story begins, this time, when a rather unprepossessing young man […]

Cryptic Crossword No 268 Quoting by Chalicea

No 267solution

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / BOOK MY PLACE  – If you prefer to work on the interactive version or to print a pdf of the crossword, click on this LINK. All the across entries consist of words found in literary quotations. Across     7  Is this a …… which I see before me (Macbeth) (6)     8  ……is […]

General Knowledge Crossword 267 by Chalicea

No 267

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / BOOK MY PLACE  – If you prefer to work on the interactive version or to print a pdf of the crossword, click on this LINK. Across     1  Long flat runners attached to the feet for gliding over snow (4)     3  United States gangster who terrorized Chicago during prohibition until arrested for […]

The Venetian Empire by Jan Morris

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / BOOK MY PLACE – In The Venetian Empire Jan Morris takes on a journey through what was for almost seven hundred years the maritime empire of the Republic of Venice. Her journey begins and ends in Venice – sumptuously illustrated by art works and photographs. In a journey through time and space, she visits […]

Cryptic Crossword No 266 by Chalicea

Lambing time

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / BOOK MY PLACE  – If you prefer to work on the interactive version or to print a pdf of the crossword, click on this LINK. Eight solutions, highlighted in the grid, are of a kind. Across     1  Thematic word (5)     6  Thematic word (6)   10  Tailored aim, properly presented is […]