…which is how I could have made last week’s crossword a bit trickier*. So stop moaning and groaning! Anyway, here are the named Captains, and the full solution is after the break. Congratulations to tfd once again for claiming to be the first to solve it……
I was contemplating doing another Festive Crossword when Sakura’s recent post put the opening line from Ship Of Fools in my head. Several hours of head-scratching later, I came up with this. If it ain’t exactly a Festive Crossword, it’ll do until the real one gets here, to paraphrase Sherriff Ed Tom Bell in No Country For Old Men.
Answers next week.
OOPS: There’s a mistake in 1 down! Due to my imperfect memory, the answer is missing an ‘N’ (so should be an 8-letter clue, not a 7-letter one).
Please follow my mistake and omit the ‘N’. The clue doesn’t work otherwise. (A mistake in 1 down? Bloody amateur! – Ed.)
Oh, and tfd points out, quite correctly, that 27 across is (3,3), not (6)!