Join us on the 15th of June for Slugger’s Big 15th Birthday Bash!

15 years eh? Where does the time go? 35,934 Posts and 906,699 Comments later Slugger is still going strong. Join us in the Duke of York Bar to celebrate our Birthday. There will be food! There will be booze! There will be cake! There will be Tim McGarry! There will be a tired and emotional Mick Fealty! Tickets are free but to give us an idea of numbers please so register if you would like to go: Brian O'NeillI help keep … Read more

“In praise of… Araucaria”

A Guardian editorial today pays a well-deserved 90th birthday tribute to their brilliant cryptic crossword setter, the Reverend John Graham, MBE – aka Araucaria.   And his fellow setters, Enigmatist, Paul and Shed do likewise with a genius-ly themed offering.  9 today, hooray, hooray, for 14 across 24 across, Mr 24 down Indeed. Update  Fifteensquared has the complete solution to the crossword.  And they point to this short Guardian article on Araucaria by Simon Hoggart. It’s not just the playful wit that delights … Read more