Oh! Such sad newsWhy two days in a row?Any reason?
I think Col. hasn't anticipated this scenario. Otherwise, he would have released another one for today too!
No Mumbai edition today maybe - Visarjan. But how come Cochin worked on Onam day?
Sadly, the online version didn't mention about holidays anywhere anytime. That helps us in guessing. The Hindu follows the convention of not including crossword if anywhere in India the paper is not published due to a local holiday. Perhaps to maintain uniformity in crosswords across India perhaps.
Oh forgot there was no CW yday too :( Good that I reserved half of xC to be done later. Brilliant puzzle. Tad easier
Paper seems to a master in stating the obvious. On the days there is no puzzle, it says there is no puzzle. Instead of telling there will be no puzzle the next day :)
I thought Detox was the name of a new setter
Superb reading, Suresh! On second reading, I get it and the second part inferred without solutions!
CW holidays have become rather frequent.Many states- many holidays- fewer CW's? More detoxes?
I think we had similar situation last year or before.
May be the hindu can publish one off cws for. Such days so that they do not mess up the sequence
Col, Where did you get this announcement? Is it from online paper or print edition?
After seeing the blog I searched it out in the Chennai edition. Yesterday it was more prominent.
This announcement is from the e-paper
The announcement will always be in the main Sports page. Or, unusually, a second Sports page. Today the main Sports page is not a complete Sports page without any advt. If there were no ad at all, the announcement - sole non-news boxed insertion - would have hit Paddy in between his eyes.
Stumbled here while searching for reasons for the missing crossword. Realised how much of an addict I'm!!
Were you the only addict?
Where I live, yes!
I stopped subscribing to the papers from the vendor. The monopolistic vendors in this area supply the paper after 7.30 AM, by which time I would have completed the grid. (I have no big interest in reading the other news items.)We had hub.mayyam before but that's gone now!
The place I live in is very remote & the print edition of Lucknow edition is delivered 1 day later..no sense in doing 1 day old crossword or reading stale news
The last post in The Hub was on 18th August..I can still access through my Idea network
Bhavan always posted around 3.00 AM in hub. Is he still doing it?
I am scared to read the note on blocked sites that it would entail Rs.3 Lakhs fine and 3 years jail term. This should be applicable to all network operators mandatorily.Now,your Idea seems to have ignored it. Who will be punished? Ha, ha!
KKR: That makes two of us ! Very soon many more will join the Group. by the way, Hindu is the costliest paper in the South !However, if Hindu is not there, where are and our dear blog?
read: where are we and our dear blog
Blog will remain, thanks to the handful crossword suppliers.
My paper comes in before 6. So I read it with coffee. One of life's pleasures.
You are really in a privileged area and enjoying the precious pleasures of life, (wife permitting, of course!)
Congrats to Raju
Just the other day my print edition was delivered at 8-05 a.m. - usually it's past 7-15 a.m.
Congratulations Raju. Please convey our greetings to the proud parents as well
I wonder now if we will not have a CW tomorrow as well on account of the bandh in TN
I hope that doesn't happen. We will at least have the online grid, if we are lucky..Otherwise, you can keep one special handy
Not likely. Banks/ buses/ autos are working here in Chennai. So no reason why a newspaper should close down. So hopeful- ExCnequer or otherwise.
:( two days in a row is too much.. am i right in supposing it would have been another Xchequer?
DETOX ? hahaha ! Reminds me of my entry into Nairobi on posting. I found most of the gated houses displaying a board: MBWA KALI . I wondered who this multimillionaire guy is owning so many houses ! It was clarified that it is a notice meaning: BEWARE OF DOGS,(in Swahili language) !! to keep intruders away ! I realised how much danger I was in, had I ignored this valuable advic agai#nst my pet aversion (pun intended)
Good morning Raju,It's really scary. Not knowing local language can be lethal. Don't take dogs light,because they bite.
What a bore! My true daily post- retirement entertainment gone. I bought IE but the CW there is not of the same class as that of The Hindu.
First of all, were you able to read the clues in such a small font size?