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The best schnitzel in London: Schnitzel Forever reviewed

15 January 2022 9:00 am

It is a truism that there is never enough schnitzel (‘slice’, German); or, rather, schnitzel does not get the attention…

My ocean voyage from hell

15 January 2022 9:00 am

Kenya Wondering what this year will bring, at dawn this morning I stood in the waves in front of our…

The elementary misuse of ‘alumni’

15 January 2022 9:00 am

My husband is forever being sent magazines from his Oxford college inviting him to give it money. I suggest he…

2536: At rest - solution

15 January 2022 9:00 am

The unclued lights (3 composers, 3 artists and 3 writers) are all buried in Père Lachaise Cemetery. The name should…

Dear Mary: How can I get my cleaner to stop complaining?

15 January 2022 9:00 am

Q. My cleaner is industrious and trustworthy but she doesn’t have many people to talk to and evidently looks forward…

The unexpected brilliance of Don’t Look Up

15 January 2022 9:00 am

I wasn’t looking forward to seeing Don’t Look Up, the new satirical film on Netflix. It’s about a couple of…

Bridge | 15 January 2022

15 January 2022 9:00 am

Why is defence so difficult? Why do I have to suffer partner’s incredulous face when I play the wrong card…

The magic of champagne

15 January 2022 9:00 am

The four portraits of four siblings that Catriona had painted from their photographs over four months were framed, hung and…

Why we should study literature, not science

15 January 2022 9:00 am

Gstaad Who was it who said good manners had gone the way of black and white TV? Actually it was…

The BBC is killing cricket

15 January 2022 9:00 am

Full homage to the nail-biting cricketing miracle in Sydney, while bearing in mind that miracles, like lightning, rarely strike twice…

The Battle for Britain | 15 January 2022

15 January 2022 9:00 am

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When travel unravels

15 January 2022 9:00 am

Recently, with some regret, I declined an invitation to play chess in the Netherlands. I fancied the trip, but alas…

Kiwi life

8 January 2022 9:00 am

Of the making of many books, the Bible says, ‘there is no end’. It’s starting to feel a bit like…

Backlash

8 January 2022 9:00 am

‘Lashings of ginger beer?’ asked my husband when I mentioned backlash. He thought the phrase came from Enid Blyton, though…

Things you didn’t know you needed

8 January 2022 9:00 am

The explosion in remote and flexible working accelerated by the pandemic slightly supports my assertion that the most important limits…

Dear Mary

8 January 2022 9:00 am

Q. I live alone, happily and remotely, but many miles from my immediate family. My son’s wife has very kindly…

Where are all the Turners in the Turner Contemporary?

8 January 2022 9:00 am

I learnt a horrible new word during the holidays: Twixmas. It refers to the 27-30 December period and has its…

Solution to 2535: Triplets

8 January 2022 9:00 am

Each unclued lights include one letter three times. The wording of the preamble precludes ALLYLS (2D which would be the…

2537: My Lord!

8 January 2022 9:00 am

A 21-word exchange appears (apart from two words) in nine unclued entries. The other unclued entry specifies one of the…

Double issue

8 January 2022 9:00 am

In Competition No. 3230, you were invited to supply a double acrostic poem, the first and last letters of each…

Puzzle No. 684

8 January 2022 9:00 am

White to play. Abdusattorov–Rakhmatullaev, Uzbek Championship 2021. How did White deliver a pretty mate in two moves? Answers should be…

A rioja to beat the new year blues

8 January 2022 9:00 am

There was only one flaw in my Christmas this year. I did not spend enough of it with Santa Claus-age…

Fresh start

8 January 2022 9:00 am

Chess offers one ultimate consolation in defeat: the opportunity to set the pieces up and start again. At least in…

The Battle for Britain

8 January 2022 9:00 am

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Bridge

8 January 2022 9:00 am

We’re all guilty of making silly mistakes at the bridge table and then hurriedly trying to explain them away —…