Wednesday, 11 March 2015

...and the winner is...

Peter Burden from Berkshire.

Congratulations to him, and thanks again to all who supported this quiz.


Sunday, 8 March 2015


Thanks to everyone who supported and took part in this quiz.  
We've raised £1691 for MIND.  

I'm still in the middle of marking, but hope to announce the winner later today.

The answers are set out below with explanations.......

Sunday, 4 January 2015

New Cryptic Fundraising Quiz Now Available - £100 John Lewis voucher to be won!

A Happy New Year to all.

I've finally written a new quiz - Apologies for the delay!

This one contains 100 food-themed clues and can now be obtained at

There will be a £100 John Lewis voucher for the first correct entry drawn after the closing date on 7 March. 

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Summer 2014 MIND Quiz - Answers & Winners

Many thanks to everyone who took part. 
We have raised over £1860. 130 entries were received of which 49 were correct.
The winner is Hilary Coulson, and the runner-up is Nigel Cowley.

Here are the answers....

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Thank Yous

I have many people to thank for helping to promote my new cryptic quiz fundraiser for MIND:

Professor Mary Beard for her support on Twitter;

The Education Secretary, Nicky Morgan for her support on Twitter;

The Guardian crossword editor, Professor Hugh Stephenson, for the mention in his latest blog;

Dr Suzannah Lipscomb for her support on Twitter 

Dr Suzy Lishman for her support on Twitter

...and many thanks to for contributing towards the prize fund.

Monday, 1 September 2014


Welcome to my new blog.

I'm now fundraising for MIND - The Mental Health Charity through my cryptic quizzes.

The first of these is available from with a closing date of 30th September. 

There will be £50 & £30 JohnLewis vouchers for the first two correct entries drawn at random after the closing date.

If we raise £1500 these prizes will be increased to £100 & £50.

Thanks to everyone who is already taking part.

The answers and winners will be posted here on the blog after the 30th September.

Please do leave your feedback here, too....