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Aunty’s timely gesture helps fire enthusiasm to tackle New Year

Made any New Year’s resolutions? Can’t say I have. But, thanks in part to our favourite Aunty, I must admit I’m feeling pretty upbeat about 2014 – on several fronts.

As Sportsword.com.au regulars would be aware, 2013 marked a 30-year milestone in the life of my crossword, which, on reflection, is a fair sort of effort — even if I do say so myself.

Pleasingly, our national broadcaster seemed to share that view and, as a result, saw fit to have me as a studio guest on 612 ABC’s Weekends program just a few days out from Christmas.

More by accident than design, the timing of my few minutes of fame could not have been better. The interview went to air on Saturday, December 21, 2013 – the 100-year anniversary of the world’s first crossword, published in the New York World.

So there you go … a nice little Christmas “bonus” that, along with a couple of exciting projects I have in the pipeline, has me looking forward to 2014 being a biggie.

New Year’s resolutions or not, I trust yours will be, too.

Here’s a link to that interview: http://blogs.abc.net.au/queensland/2013/12/puzzling-out-the-crossword.html?site=brisbane&program=612_weekends_with_warren

— Peter Thomson

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One Response to Aunty’s timely gesture helps fire enthusiasm to tackle New Year

  • John Wagner says:

    G’day Peter,

    Congrats. on 30-years of crosswords! A big effort — and you still appear to be sane!
    I was lucky enough to hear your interview on the ABC 612 AM, and you came over very well (—- even for a Kiwi !!)
    Keep up the good work, mate, and all the best for a great 2014!

    Wag

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