“A podcast about crosswords? Wouldn’t that be really niche?”, we wondered. So instead of being about crosswords, Off-Grid is inspired by them. You don’t have to solve or understand cryptic crosswords yourself to enjoy this podcast, but hopefully we might intrigue and tempt you to dip your toes in the water.
Before each recording, the hosts Dave & Void, and their guest General Knowledge solve a cryptic crossword. In the podcast, we riff on words in the grid or clues (spoilers!), telling each other things we find funny or interesting about them. We’ll also pick a favourite clue each, and explain how it works to the listener, and have a mini-quiz, courtesy of The General, also inspired by the puzzle. Since we never know what might turn up in a puzzle’s grid, they’ll hopefully manage to keep throwing up new avenues of interest for us to explore.
Fancy giving an episode a try? How about Episode 16, Snails Aren’t Racing? (You’ll find more show notes in that link, or you can just click play below…)
Dave and Void are both cryptic crossword setters, amongst other things, and The General has been known to do so too.
If you want a hint at some of the ground we’ve travelled over so far, see the episode guide. (Possible spoilers ahoy!)
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