Akenhead crosswords are under new management and being transformed, exclusively in St John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. We closed my commercial operation on September 1st pending instruction from London, meantime there will be free samples of my entire collection with no limitations, and with my crossword games it’s going to be open house, folks on free samples on everything! – spread the word! – See NEWS for full details – DA

Pleased to report no shortage of interest in this site and normal service has been resumed. My figures compare handsomely with Times On-Line today who have over 87,000 followers. I have much to be proud of too, equalling Brian Greer’s 208 clue blockbuster for the Diamond Jubilee Times Crossword, with my own (and only) 90th Anniversary reply last year. My customers always come first! And in first place right now are my much cherished prime markets, the United States of America and the Far East! There our crosswords are sought after, as well as seen as special.

Uncovered another highly suspect crossword, unrecognisable grid, and the final down clue is Aphra, and we all recognise her as Aphra Behn, undercover agent for Charles II in Antwerp. It all kicked off in 1941, it seems on both sides! This Archive is beginning to prove priceless, especially in Crete and the North Atlantic convoys to Arkhangelsk, – Bismarck, HMS Royal Sovereign and Stirling Castle (troopship) all in the one Times crossword I found with its clandestine message to German High Command to sink the Royal S in port rather than open Convoy where her new defences courtesy of USA and Rosyth made her invincible to U-boat packs, and when the crossword was submitted, Stirling Castle was by contrast a sitting duck for the Luftwaffe in Heraklaeon harbour with a huge vulnerable contingent of British and Commonwealth troops aboard when the RN, to avoid further loss, announced evacuation to Alexandria, fortunately, however, although the crossword was submitted the previous week just after Bismarck was sunk/scuttled, in good British tradition the crossword had to wait its turn for publication, by which time the bird was safely in the Egyptian nest! Crete, a story where scant interest was paid to the Geneva convention by both sides! talk about matches devoid of referees! But that’s war for you! It was also, arguably the critical point where the balance began to swing in the Allies’ favour! Both ships survived the war with outstanding service rendered because our intelligence was a tiny fraction better than Germany’s! This crossword can be found on both my Home Page and on my Preview App for the War Years – a unique discovery in my book, and the crossword is masterful too and cleverly deceptive! Churchill did not care much for cryptic crosswords either! Another plus for the opposition! Yet, Hitler helped us too of course, mindful of the Baltic convoy approaching Archangelsk headed by The Royal S. and already regarding Crete as his reverse Arnhem! a costly paradrop too far in his eyes bringing a certain amount of disunity to the boots on the ground and what was remaining in the air! and nothing was to delay or inhibit Barbarossa and the invasion of Russia!

David Akenhead, former Crossword Consultant to The Times operating under licence from Times Newspapers (UK) Limited and as CEO Akenhead crosswords

Read all about it in Home, NEWS (revised) and EXTRA! We have chalked up TODAY Over 83,300 Views! together with FREE Samples from Every Month of World War 2 to attract followers! Here are our platform figures: Visitors/Visits recently! Brand new crossword invention! An entire East African cryptic crossword gradually completed by the public with credits for successful analysis and solution! Courtesy of both Facebook and Linked-in! Sun crossword samples (changed monthly) now alongside! On that note I’d like to welcome a new mathematician and programmer fully versed in my platform, Deepak Kumar, from Bhubaneswhar, India! With your support, gentle readers, we are making an impression finally!

Sunday 19th September: 46 67
Saturday 18th September: 87 145
Friday 17th September: 216 314
Thursday 16th September: 193 320
Wednesday 15th September: 168 276
Tuesday 14th September: 183 431
Monday 13th September: 172 291
Sunday 12th September: 172 302
Saturday 11th September: 185 298
Wednesday 1st September: 164 272
Tuesday 31st August: 536 937

19th September, 2021 – Visits to date: 83,341 – Our international, unbiased reputation speaks for itself.

With a massive workload currently on my plate, abandoning for now all future income and subscriptions and converting my entire site to a PR exercise, (pending instruction from London), entailing the attraction of 100 of my Times 1000 Concise Crossword Games as part of my 1,500 plus games being offered gratis gradually, and all the digital titles in my archive from The Times, The Sunday Times and The Sun ranging from 1 to 3 FREE samples in the case of the Akenhead Jumbos, should all prove irresistible to crossword addicts around the Globe.

I have posted on both Facebook and Linked-In my new digital interactive FREE challenge every two weeks with an East African crossword originally courtesy of EA but modified to modern norms by DA, with the latter asterisking clues which have undergone a facelift for modern audiences and according subsequent credit to the solver! This was quite successful, but I’ve decided to limit future challenges to a maximum of 1 clue per day per player, because a challenge designed for two weeks was resolved in less than one!

Some of my recent crossword efforts are listed beneath. My latest Latin crossword game a Homage to Cicero, is arousing a lot of interest as is my Ode to Horace, and 6 other challenges all FREE with link on Home Page! Linked too to my Times and Sunday Times archive are crossword collections, crossword games and sample clues, answers, previews and Video tutorials. The War Years project, (so far offering every Times crossword published from 3rd September 1939 to 1st March 1941) is available with the first in each month FREE and the entire month of February up to 1946! – the crosswords are unusual and entertaining – (12,000 + items – crosswords & games). My daughter and I have made an impassioned plea to Newfoundlanders for common sense to win the day in these challenging times (see accompanying photograph and article), and Charlotte’s lovely voice can be heard anew from her continuing adventures in Portugal. Enjoy! DA

Father and daughter after the previous serious hurricane to badly afflict Newfoundland, at Long Pond opposite Mun university, St. John’s.

Larry has been and gone, and we weathered the blast despite the power cuts as we usually do, but for how long? As another potential Larry seems imminent in the form of the forthcoming Canadian Federal Election, coinciding with Provincial Municipal Elections here on our beautiful island which as an ex FE International Currency Trader for Standard Chartered prior to my journalistic and artistic endeavours, I see as a potential Canada and Newfoundland tipping point.
Seems to me we are faced with continuing with a dream and a dangerous dreamer – since when were vaccines mixed sweets, and since when have they been improperly tested before being submitted to humans? Since Coronavirus, is my simple answer to that one. That said, huge admiration and thanks to Doctor Fitzgerald and her team, on this island of Newfoundland for her brilliant husbandry of Covid-19 and variants as a shining example to the rest of Canada and indeed the world.
My argument is equally reflected on this island, whose leader Dr Furey, also from the Liberal camp, has decreed that matters here are so dire that a War Cabinet is in order so that everyone can pull together to extricate us from a large financial hole. This, in his untried and untested opinion, and that of Tom Davis, his finance officer, means hard medicine is the order of the day for everyone! Poppycock! is my simple reply, as a die-in-the-wool Aussie and Scot. I would recommend the opposite to his formula, (seems to work in Hobart!) as I am indeed exercising and proving on this website.
Dr Furey, as Plato’s Philospher King in his celebrated work The Republic discovered with the Sun the Moon and the eleven stars, the way to fill your ‘hole’ is to encourage investment in our Province and its huge potential in scarce natural resources including gold. Open up the railways again, for starters, lower taxes and raise incentives for investors. This will fill your hole overnight and assure a decent future for your young, opening up the country in a controlled way like Switzerland, (whose hospitality as well as respect for the environment I have enjoyed personally) rather than putting up the shutters with ludicrous import duties! In addition, we have arguably the freshest and cleanest water in the world in abundance, which we sell off for peanuts, and then buy it back! How daft is that? Here is a DHL docket requesting me to pay import duties on 1 kilo

 

of previously exempted crossword books you have levied since being elected  – please spare a thought for the wretched businesses which are having to cope with similar too and their equally suffering customers, let alone the extra cost to parents for their children’s course books at university or in all earlier learning stages. Businesses are folding as a result, and all thanks to your misguided wisdom.
Dr Furey, instead of doubling University fees, halve them, disband your war cabinet – it is no longer needed on this almost Covid-free island, and start addressing the real needs of merchants, and your electorate.
Enough of the doom and gloom. It’s all to do with fate! – Socrates – we know not what tomorrow may bring! I think yesterday we were looking at a Trudeau win. Today, I’m not so sure!
Small prediction: Trudeau win: I am reminded of a memorable Times crossword clue: Not a progressive nation (4) STAG, disastrous dollar, once again putting his foot in the merde by siding with Macron, both being completely outplayed with the new US, UK, Australia deal who, of course, don’t need the French subs any longer subsequent to this masterful deal! – hardly brilliant judgment by one who wishes to continue as Prime Minister of Canada! If he gets in now, having totally backed the wrong horse, I predict mass exodus of permanent residents from Canada, her life-blood, while the fat cats and pontificators in Ottawa continue to throw stones at one another in their increasingly fragile glass-houses, as do their counterparts on this embattled island at Confederation Building, while the nation and this island continue to bleed.
By contrast, O’Toole win: Canadian dollar on a par with US or even better. If Johnson’s vision uniting whole of UK including Ireland with a common currency in Sterling materialises, in Newfoundland we might be persuaded to consider our own options on adopting that currency too! Why not? Most islanders would agree with me, island comes first! Canada close second, just like Tasmania in Oz, which reminds me, if Johnson’s and Morrison’s views are realised with a Free trade accord with Australia, position of Sterling as THE currency to have, will be assured and UK (including Scotland) and my beloved Ireland division free will be the new Switzerland. And according to The Times today, the deal has already been concluded and the US are in on it too! Trudeau can’t get in now, surely, Canada?
David Akenhead CEO Akenhead crosswords and www.crosswordsakenhead.com under licence from Times Newspapers UK Ltd.

… something my Charlotte recorded at

Conservatório de Voz, Comunicação e Artes Performativas do Porto, Portugal earlier, now returned to further her promising career in Classical as well as contemporary Rock and Pop, in Lisbon and Porto after her short UK break with her group Jam for Freedom and their UK tour (urging a similar message to mine in NL), at Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow and Edinburgh on the iniquity of vaccine passports with the subsequent exclusion and isolation of huge swathes of humanity… I am very proud of her efforts continuing in the family tradition of universal love – DA

A little impromptu interlude from Le Nozze di Figaro – between Contessa (Charlotte) and Susanna (Inês) supervised by their effervescent tutor and accompanist, Paulo – go to 120 if you wish to avoid the preamble! Magic!

Her earlier rendition of Ave Maria. Enjoy!

Further from her under my Editorial in NEWS .

Date:  

Top Visitors

Rank Hits Flag Country City Agent Platform Version
1 34 Seychelles Unknown Chrome Windows 6.1
2 6 Russian Federation Rostov-on-Don Firefox OS X 10.14
3 5 India Kolkata Chrome Windows 10.0
4 5 United States Ashburn Chrome Windows 10.0
5 5 United Kingdom Unknown Unknown iOS 14.7.1
6 4 Israel Qiryat Tiv`on Chrome Windows 6.3
7 4 China Beijing Unknown Android 10
8 4 India Kolkata Chrome Windows 6.1
9 3 United Kingdom Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
10 3 India Kolkata Chrome Windows 10.0
11 2 United States Brea Chrome Windows 6.1
12 2 United States Wilmington Chrome Windows 6.1
13 2 United States Unknown Chrome Windows 6.1
14 2 United Kingdom Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown Unknown Unknown
15 2 Netherlands Amsterdam Chrome Windows 6.1
16 2 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Chrome Windows 6.3
17 2 Australia Coorparoo Chrome Windows 10.0
18 2 Russian Federation Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
19 2 Singapore Singapore Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
20 2 Latvia Unknown Chrome Windows 6.1
21 2 United States Seattle Chrome Windows 6.3
22 2 United States Scottsdale Chrome Windows 6.3
23 2 United States San Mateo Chrome Windows 6.1
24 2 United States Los Angeles Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
25 2 Netherlands Amsterdam Chrome Windows 10.0
26 2 Netherlands Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
27 2 United States Unknown Chrome Windows 6.1
28 2 United States Dallas Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
29 2 Japan Tokyo Chrome Windows 6.1
30 2 United States Unknown Chrome Windows 10.0
31 2 Germany Bonn Chrome Linux Unknown
32 2 India Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
33 2 United States Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
34 2 United Kingdom Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
35 2 United States Tempe Chrome Windows 6.1
36 2 Brazil Xaxim Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
37 2 United States Scottsdale Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
38 2 Canada Unknown Chrome Windows 5.1
39 2 India Unknown Chrome Windows 10.0
40 2 Ireland Dublin Firefox OS X 10.15
41 2 Canada Unknown Firefox Windows 10.0
42 2 Canada Unknown Chrome Windows 6.3
43 2 United States Boardman Chrome Linux Unknown
44 2 United States Boardman Chrome Linux Unknown
45 2 United States Columbus Firefox Windows 10.0
46 1 Canada Toronto Chrome Windows 6.1
47 1 United States Brea Chrome Windows 10.0
48 1 China Unknown Chrome Windows 6.3
49 1 Ukraine Dnipro Chrome Windows 10.0
50 1 Australia Unknown Chrome Windows 6.3
51 1 United States Mountain View Chrome Windows 6.1
52 1 United States Provo Chrome Windows 6.1
53 1 France Unknown Chrome Windows 6.3
54 1 Singapore Singapore Chrome Windows 5.1
55 1 Thailand Unknown Chrome Windows 6.3
56 1 United States Provo Chrome Windows 10.0
57 1 Belarus Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
58 1 Argentina Presidencia Roque Sáenz Peña Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
59 1 Singapore Singapore Chrome Windows 10.0
60 1 United States Provo Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
61 1 Germany Nuremberg Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
62 1 Ukraine Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
63 1 France Unknown Chrome Windows 6.1
64 1 United States Unknown Chrome Windows 10.0
65 1 United States Provo Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
66 1 Korea (the Republic of) Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
67 1 Italy Unknown Chrome Windows 10.0
68 1 United Kingdom Unknown Chrome Windows 6.1
69 1 Netherlands Haarlem Chrome Windows 10.0
70 1 United States Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
71 1 United Kingdom Unknown Chrome Windows 6.1
72 1 China Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
73 1 United States Duluth Chrome Windows 6.1
74 1 United Kingdom Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
75 1 United Kingdom Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
76 1 India New Delhi Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
77 1 Zimbabwe Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
78 1 Germany Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
79 1 China Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
80 1 Japan Itabashi-ku Chrome Windows 6.0
81 1 France Unknown Chrome Windows 6.1
82 1 Russian Federation Unknown Chrome Windows 6.1
83 1 United States North Bergen Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
84 1 United States Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
85 1 United States North Bergen Chrome Windows 10.0
86 1 Singapore Singapore Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
87 1 Italy Unknown Chrome Windows 6.3
88 1 Romania Bucharest Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
89 1 Portugal Tavira Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
90 1 Russian Federation Unknown Chrome Windows 10.0
91 1 China Unknown Chrome Windows 6.1
92 1 United Kingdom Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
93 1 United States North Bergen Chrome Windows 10.0
94 1 United States Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
95 1 China Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
96 1 Russian Federation Unknown Chrome Windows 10.0
97 1 United States Santa Clara Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
98 1 United States Provo Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
99 1 Turkey Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
100 1 Italy Unknown Chrome Windows 5.1

Top 100 Visitors Wednesday

Date: 

Top Visitors

Rank Hits Flag Country City Agent Platform Version
1 10 Netherlands Unknown Chrome Windows 10.0
2 4 Denmark Hvidovre Chrome Windows 10.0
3 4 Russian Federation Rostov-on-Don Chrome Windows 10.0
4 4 United Kingdom Dover Safari OS X 10.15.4
5 3 Canada Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
6 2 Viet Nam Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
7 2 Greece Pátrai Internet Explorer Windows 10.0
8 2 United States Marietta Chrome Windows 10.0
9 2 Indonesia Tangerang Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
10 2 United States Indianapolis Chrome Windows 10.0
11 2 Argentina Resistencia Internet Explorer Windows 10.0
12 2 Japan Tokyo Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
13 2 Canada Montreal Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
14 2 Brazil Mossoro Internet Explorer Windows 10.0
15 2 Ireland Dublin Firefox OS X 10.15
16 2 United States Los Angeles Unknown Unknown Unknown
17 2 Germany Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
18 2 United States Tempe Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
19 2 Indonesia Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
20 2 South Africa Johannesburg Internet Explorer Windows 10.0
21 1 Mexico Amaxac de Guerrero Internet Explorer Windows 10.0
22 1 United States Scottsdale Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
23 1 Poland Stary Sacz Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
24 1 United Kingdom Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
25 1 United States North Bergen Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
26 1 Chile Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
27 1 Russian Federation Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
28 1 France Nice Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
29 1 Germany Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
30 1 United Kingdom Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
31 1 Russian Federation Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
32 1 Indonesia Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
33 1 United States Wakefield Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
34 1 Germany Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
35 1 Singapore Singapore Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
36 1 United Kingdom Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
37 1 India Mohali Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
38 1 Singapore Singapore Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
39 1 Canada Mount Pearl Chrome Windows 6.3
40 1 United States Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
41 1 Portugal Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
42 1 Chile Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
43 1 Australia Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
44 1 France Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
45 1 Indonesia Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
46 1 India Bengaluru Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
47 1 Singapore Singapore Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
48 1 Germany Nuremberg Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
49 1 Singapore Singapore Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
50 1 Singapore Singapore Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
51 1 Turkey Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
52 1 United States Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
53 1 Germany Frankfurt am Main Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
54 1 Singapore Singapore Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
55 1 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
56 1 United States Scottsdale Chrome Windows 10.0
57 1 United Kingdom Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
58 1 China Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
59 1 United Kingdom Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
60 1 Canada Montreal Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
61 1 Iran Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
62 1 United States Seattle Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
63 1 Taiwan Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
64 1 Germany Nuremberg Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
65 1 Ukraine Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
66 1 United States Brea Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
67 1 Hong Kong Wanchai Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
68 1 Russian Federation Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
69 1 United States Seattle Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
70 1 United States Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
71 1 United States North Bergen Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
72 1 Germany Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
73 1 Germany Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
74 1 United States Brea Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
75 1 Germany Hamburg Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
76 1 United Kingdom Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
77 1 Australia Sydney Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
78 1 Turkey Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
79 1 France Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
80 1 Montenegro Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
81 1 Moldova (the Republic of) Chisinau Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
82 1 United States Provo Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
83 1 China Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
84 1 Canada Toronto Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
85 1 United States Orlando Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
86 1 China Beijing Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
87 1 Ukraine Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
88 1 United States Brea Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
89 1 United States Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
90 1 Germany Frankfurt am Main Firefox Windows 6.1
91 1 United States Brea Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
92 1 Canada Toronto Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
93 1 United States Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
94 1 China Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
95 1 United States Los Angeles Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
96 1 Israel Tel Aviv Chrome Windows 6.1
97 1 United Kingdom London Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
98 1 Hong Kong Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
99 1 Iran Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
100 1 United States Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown

Top 100 Visitors Tuesday

Date: 

Top Visitors

Rank Hits Flag Country City Agent Platform Version
1 8 United Kingdom Epsom Chrome Windows 10.0
2 5 Russian Federation Rostov-on-Don Firefox OS X 10.14
3 5 United States Wayne Chrome Windows 10.0
4 4 Germany Unknown Chrome Windows 6.1
5 3 United States Lake Forest Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
6 3 United States Seattle Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
7 3 Chile Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
8 3 Germany Frankfurt am Main Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
9 3 Thailand Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
10 3 United Kingdom Glasgow Facebook iOS 14.7.1
11 3 China Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
12 2 United States Seattle Firefox OS X 10.15
13 2 United States Los Angeles Chrome Windows 6.1
14 2 United States Brea Chrome Windows 6.1
15 2 United States Seattle Firefox OS X 10.15
16 2 Germany Bonn Chrome Linux Unknown
17 2 Viet Nam Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
18 2 Taiwan Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
19 2 Iran Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
20 2 United States San Mateo Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
21 2 Indonesia Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
22 2 United States Boardman Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
23 2 United States Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
24 2 United States Canyon Country Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
25 2 India Bengaluru Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
26 2 Chile Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
27 2 China Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
28 2 Moldova (the Republic of) Chisinau Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
29 2 Singapore Singapore Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
30 2 Russian Federation Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
31 2 Ireland Dublin Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
32 2 United States Wakefield Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
33 2 India Bengaluru Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
34 2 Russian Federation Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
35 2 United Kingdom Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
36 2 India Bengaluru Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
37 2 Ireland Dublin Firefox OS X 10.15
38 2 Canada Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
39 2 China Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
40 2 United Kingdom London Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
41 2 United Kingdom Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
42 2 Iran Unknown Firefox Ubuntu Unknown
43 2 Germany Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
44 2 United States Provo Unknown Unknown Unknown
45 2 United States New York Chrome Windows 6.0
46 2 United States Clifton Chrome Windows 6.1
47 2 United Kingdom Unknown Chrome Windows 10.0
48 2 Canada Unknown Internet Explorer Windows 10.0
49 2 Czech Republic Rychnov nad Kneznou Internet Explorer Windows 10.0
50 2 Tunisia Masakin Internet Explorer Windows 10.0
51 2 Albania Unknown Internet Explorer Windows 10.0
52 2 Canada Winnipeg Internet Explorer Windows 10.0
53 2 Greece Athens Internet Explorer Windows 10.0
54 2 Malaysia Puchong Batu Dua Belas Internet Explorer Windows 10.0
55 2 Romania Popesti-Leordeni Internet Explorer Windows 10.0
56 2 Brazil Diamante Internet Explorer Windows 10.0
57 2 United Kingdom Unknown Internet Explorer Windows 10.0
58 2 Estonia Sindi Internet Explorer Windows 10.0
59 2 United States Indianapolis Internet Explorer Windows 10.0
60 2 France Penchard Internet Explorer Windows 10.0
61 2 Brazil Messias Internet Explorer Windows 10.0
62 2 Brazil Salvador Internet Explorer Windows 10.0
63 2 South Africa Unknown Internet Explorer Windows 10.0
64 2 Brazil Fortaleza Internet Explorer Windows 10.0
65 2 Portugal Povoa de Santa Iria Internet Explorer Windows 10.0
66 2 Brazil Pojuca Internet Explorer Windows 10.0
67 2 Brazil Itatiba Internet Explorer Windows 10.0
68 2 Brazil Cascavel Internet Explorer Windows 10.0
69 2 Brazil Vila Velha Internet Explorer Windows 10.0
70 2 Chile Rancagua Internet Explorer Windows 10.0
71 2 Montenegro Unknown Internet Explorer Windows 10.0
72 2 Romania Arad Internet Explorer Windows 10.0
73 2 Turkey Antakya Internet Explorer Windows 10.0
74 2 Brazil Fortaleza Internet Explorer Windows 10.0
75 2 Brazil Recife Internet Explorer Windows 10.0
76 2 Brazil Cuiabá Internet Explorer Windows 10.0
77 2 Serbia Unknown Internet Explorer Windows 10.0
78 2 Netherlands Unknown Internet Explorer Windows 10.0
79 2 Ghana Unknown Internet Explorer Windows 10.0
80 2 Argentina San Fernando Internet Explorer Windows 10.0
81 2 Serbia Belgrade Internet Explorer Windows 10.0
82 2 Brazil Conceicao do Para Internet Explorer Windows 10.0
83 2 Romania Târgu Mureş Internet Explorer Windows 10.0
84 2 United Kingdom Unknown Internet Explorer Windows 10.0
85 2 Chile Santiago Internet Explorer Windows 10.0
86 2 Cambodia Takeo Internet Explorer Windows 10.0
87 2 Brazil Criciúma Internet Explorer Windows 10.0
88 2 South Africa Port Elizabeth Internet Explorer Windows 10.0
89 2 Namibia Unknown Internet Explorer Windows 10.0
90 2 Brazil Macaé Internet Explorer Windows 10.0
91 2 Brazil Belo Vale Internet Explorer Windows 10.0
92 2 United States Coos Bay Internet Explorer Windows 10.0
93 2 Brazil Unknown Internet Explorer Windows 10.0
94 2 India Hyderabad Internet Explorer Windows 10.0
95 2 Israel Kefar Azar Internet Explorer Windows 10.0
96 2 Brazil Ico Internet Explorer Windows 10.0
97 2 Netherlands Dordrecht Internet Explorer Windows 10.0
98 2 Brazil Unknown Internet Explorer Windows 10.0
99 2 Estonia Unknown Internet Explorer Windows 10.0
100 2 India Unknown Internet Explorer Windows 10.0

1st September to 10th September 2021

Top Ten Countries – USA Gold, China Silver, Germany Bronze and 7 more:

Bonn   Scottsdale & Boardman & Buffalo & Los Angeles & Houston & Washington & Seattle   Dublin   Singapore   Beijing & Zhengzhou   Glasgow   Mount Pearl & Toronto   Moscow   Tokyo   Rio   Mumbai   Port Elizabeth   Hobart & Sydney & Perth   Paris   Amsterdam   Rivne   Venezia   Madrid   Zurich 

(most consistent visitors)

Rank Flag Country Visitor Count
1 United States 255
2 China 72
3 Germany 65
4 Russian Federation 62
5 Canada 36
6 Netherlands 35
7 Singapore 33
8 France 27
9 United Kingdom 26
10 Ireland 26

Top Ten Countries overall:

Rank Flag Country Visitor Count
1 United States 7,064
2 Singapore 4,505
3 China 4,395
4 United Kingdom 3,220
5 Germany 1,825
6 Canada 1,238
7 France 1,082
8 India 1,025
9 Russian Federation 992
10 Ukraine 623

 

NEW FORMAT: Above witness my testimonials from Harper Collins and from my teaching days in China in happier times, at our multi-national language school and at the Banyan Tree Hotel where I taught English as well as Shakespeare to employees (comparing their national heroine, Mulan, to our own Henry V who married the daughter of the King of France!). Enthusiasm for my website doubtless stems from my teaching there, as well as earlier in Guangdong Province to pre-faculty students. Enthusiasm from Singapore equally stems from my own earlier links with the US Publishers, Borders of Singapore subsequent to success of my earlier products. Also witness alongside a fascinating article by my father (below) for Times News, the House Journal of Times Newspapers, February 1976 Edition – father was very much into code-breaking in his War years, and as usual, a master of understatement:

23rd out of an original field of 800 plus, wasn’t bad going! ‒ David Akenhead

Thank you all – Keep on truckin’! 

Looking on the bright side (and not new), Pimm’s No. 1 time in order! (8) OPTIMISM

Visitors to date:

Top Countries

Rank Flag Country Visitor Count
1 United States 7,067
2 Singapore 4,505
3 China 4,395
4 United Kingdom 3,220
5 Germany 1,825
6 Canada 1,238
7 France 1,082
8 India 1,025
9 Russian Federation 992
10 Ukraine 623
11 Ireland 474
12 Netherlands 455
13 Unknown 373
14 Brazil 287
15 Indonesia 261
16 Viet Nam 248
17 Turkey 232
18 Poland 206
19 South Africa 193
20 Italy 176
21 Spain 173
22 Australia 170
23 Philippines 158
24 Thailand 149
25 Hong Kong 126
26 Sweden 117
27 Iran 104
28 Greece 99
29 Switzerland 97
30 Japan 96
31 Romania 94
32 Pakistan 87
33 Czech Republic 78
34 Finland 73
35 Malaysia 70
36 Moldova (the Republic of) 65
37 Chile 59
38 Portugal 54
39 Korea (the Republic of) 52
40 Mexico 51
41 Egypt 48
42 Argentina 45
43 Austria 39
44 Colombia 39
45 Taiwan 39
46 Hungary 39
47 Bulgaria 38
48 Serbia 33
49 Israel 32
50 Luxembourg 30
51 Honduras 28
52 Lithuania 28
53 Bangladesh 27
54 Norway 27
55 Algeria 26
56 New Zealand 24
57 Belgium 24
58 Trinidad and Tobago 22
59 Sri Lanka 20
60 Croatia 20
61 Nigeria 18
62 Denmark 18
63 Kenya 18
64 Tunisia 18
65 Bahamas 17
66 Cyprus 17
67 Saudi Arabia 16
68 Jamaica 16
69 Latvia 15
70 Kazakhstan 14
71 Slovakia 14
72 Belarus 14
73 Morocco 14
74 Albania 13
75 Seychelles 12
76 Nepal 12
77 Uzbekistan 12
78 Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of 12
79 Peru 11
80 United Arab Emirates 10
81 Jersey 10
82 Montenegro 10
83 Estonia 10
84 Ghana 9
85 Lao People’s Democratic Republic 8
86 Ecuador 8
87 Iceland 8
88 Georgia 8
89 Costa Rica 8
90 Macao 6
91 Malta 6
92 Macedonia (the former Yugoslav Republic of) 6
93 Guatemala 6
94 Mongolia 5
95 Zimbabwe 5
96 Bahrain 5
97 Kuwait 5
98 Belize 5
99 Qatar 5
100 Bosnia and Herzegovina 5
101 Iraq 4
102 Palestine, State of 4
103 Fiji 4
104 Azerbaijan 4
105 Cambodia 4
106 Myanmar 4
107 Tanzania, United Republic of 4
108 Bolivia, Plurinational State of 4
109 Dominican Republic 3
110 Mauritius 3
111 Slovenia 3
112 Oman 3
113 Kyrgyzstan 3
114 Guam 3
115 Senegal 3
116 Bermuda 3
117 Zambia 3
118 Barbados 3
119 Lebanon 3
120 Jordan 2
121 Réunion 2
122 Brunei Darussalam 2
123 Paraguay 2
124 Puerto Rico 2
125 French Guiana 2
126 Panama 2
127 New Caledonia 2
128 Togo 2
129 Mali 2
130 Isle of Man 2
131 Syrian Arab Republic 2
132 Burkina Faso 2
133 Sudan 2
134 Armenia 2
135 Virgin Islands (British) 1
136 Samoa 1
137 Tajikistan 1
138 Gibraltar 1
139 Madagascar 1
140 Maldives 1
141 Liberia 1
142 Uruguay 1
143 Cape Verde 1
144 Turkmenistan 1
145 Curaçao 1
146 Saint Kitts and Nevis 1
147 Cuba 1
148 Gabon 1
149 Rwanda 1
150 Virgin Islands (U.S.) 1
151 Guernsey 1
152 French Afars and Issas 1
153 Lesotho 1
154 Papua New Guinea 1
155 Uganda 1
156 Northern Mariana Islands 1
157 Côte d’Ivoire 1
158 Saint Pierre and Miquelon 1
159 Monaco 1
160 Somalia 1
161 Namibia 1
162 Benin 1
163 Botswana 1
164 Mozambique 1
Total: 32,119

Wise words from a beacon of light in a troubled world:

“Come in I’ll give ya shelter, shelter from the storm” Bob Dylan, 17th September 1974

A few of my own efforts within the crossword spectrum:

Using nuclear energy is not greener, it’s madness (6) LUNACY
To which I’d like to add my latest: Between Greeks, it’s all Greek to a submariner! (9) SUBATOMIC
Sleepers rest (7,3,5) BETWEEN THE LINES
A parting of the waves, perhaps (12) HAIRDRESSING
Caesar’s headless triumph of verse in ghetto haystacks, apparently (13) VERCINGETORIX
People in pursuit of a principle whilst tempting fate on the road? (9) HEDONISTS
Worn clothing for an abstainer (7) DOUBLET
Cosmetical trade off. Why? (7,6) CLIMATE CHANGE
There’s a large number in retrograde Tabora in charge of discipline! (9) ACROBATIC
Going off course in tossing the caber, ran through the crowd (8) ABERRANT
Oppressive money-grabbing as a wrong’un found among mad oxen (9) EXTORTION
Never say never, presumably? (6) ENDING
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Check out too my father’s fascinating article from 1981 (under Times) – to discover his devious sleight of hand with this one, complete with no division, and a fitting tribute to both The Times crossword, Humpty Dumpty and Ximenes on the Art of the Crossword, prompted by a strange dream I had recently about a cat and nine lives!!
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Sounds like something a happy couple has never had (9 letters)  NINELIVES
Put this one on my tombstone! 
Quintus Horatius Flaccus, anemia? (6,8,4) ANIMAE DIMIDIUM MEAE
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 Allow me to nominate too our two recent potentially related Jumbo solutions courtesy of our German friends!

Thaleischweiler-Fröschen (15-8) and Bergruine-Steinenschloss (9-14)

 David Akenhead, CEO Akenhead crosswords, 19th September, 2021

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