I HAVE been a reader of your newspaper since its establishment. I particularly enjoy Muckraker, the Eric Bloch column and used to enjoy the cryptic crossword.
ever, the present crossword is a disaster. With a general knowledge crossword, one either knows the answer or one doesn’t.
Last Friday morning it took me about 10 minutes to complete the puzzle.
With a cryptic crossword which you used to have, one could spend hours working out answers.
The cryptic crosswords you used to publish kept me occupied all week (on and off) and I seldom completed them.
It was a great day on the odd occasion when I did. By all means retain, if you must, the present crossword but please can’t you dig up a cryptic (not an easy one like the Herald) from somewhere?