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We do not recommend decapitation, however, we do bring you a spot of recapitation this time around.
Clubbing
A crossword was solved, but what three words will we be picking this week, and which clues? Poetic interpretations, going clubbing competitively, a black patch, awards for Staying Alive, and a near-obligatory limerick all make an appearance this episode.
Click Play to hear another “damn” citation (perhaps because of the bleeping – sorry about that):


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The featured crossword puzzle by Alberich.
The General recommends: JimJar’s Twitter, and his Cryptopicas.
Dave on Twitter says my puzzles are here.
Void on Twitter, who gave a plug for his books.

Spoilers/links…
A no longer unthinkable location. If you’re in Holland, why not head Off Grid? And where is that stink coming from? Not Turkmenistan, but Arizona, as it turns out. Chopin clues (or clued, anyway).

Two short rallies.
The European final, 2019, highlights (skip straight to 1.16-8.00).
The Hamburg 2018 final (full match, German commentary from 8.25)

“He’s not the messiah, he’s a very naughty boy” is not a Monty Python reference in this case. 🙂

The Trudy are on Bandcamp, for one.

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Dear composers, please do try not to sound like a foreign agent!

Once more unto the grid, dear friends. A cryptic crossword was faced down and inspected for tit-bits, such as corpora, photos of rural American mail boxes, microbes, party encounters, reformations, infamy, packet switching and hand waving and all the usual suspects. Click Play to hear bad Brando impressions and more…


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The featured crossword puzzle by Kairos.
The General recommends: this Twitter account, and (usually) every other Wednesday’s Independent puzzle.
Dave on Twitter says my puzzles are here.
Void on Twitter said the cryptic-curious could check out this twitch stream.

THE TRUDY are on Bandcamp, their own homepage, Twitter, and YouTube. Captain Scarlet says don’t go looking for them on a wonky fan site, for goodness sake.
The Trudy web banner

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Welcome to our brand new podcast!
Off-Grid logo
Each episode, Dave and Void will be taking inspiration from a crossword, to find interesting things to talk and quiz about with their guest. Since we won’t know what’s going to be in the puzzle, some new subjects should get thrown up for discussion every time. No expertise in cryptic crosswords is required on the part of the listener.

Here we go with a quick taster – Episode Zero!

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The featured crossword puzzle
Dave on Twitter
Void on Twitter

The Trudy.

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