I’ve been playing around with the idea of creating crosswords for some while. Without wanting to be another Araucaria (whose 90th birthday is today!), I occasionally enjoy making up cryptic clues. But now I’ve discovered Crossword Forge and a whole new world has opened up. Crossword Forge is software that allows the setter to enter clues and solutions and then creates a set of possible grids. I know it’s sad but this has really excited me! To such an extent that here is my first published crossword. It’s poor and unpolished, but it’s mine!