Thursday, March 13, 2008

Friday, March 14, 2008

Madness...Crossword and Otherwise is taking a leave of absence.

I'll still be solving the New York Times puzzle and visiting the blogs listed in the sidebar...and you can always stop by here to say hello.

Thanks for sharing your good wishes and sentiments. You are family...and you will be missed.

[UPDATE for those of you in syndication land...the sabbatical was short-lived. Check the links in the sidebar for the next week or so. I'll be back before you know it.]

Linda G


Unknown said...

re:job for Hercule Poirot. Cas is French for case.

Anonymous said...


I've enjoyed your blog and appreciate the work you've put into along with your warmth and wit. I'll miss it. Enjoy the Sabbatical.


Anonymous said...

We appreciate all the warmth you put into your blog...sometimes you really do share our pain...we'll miss you.

Anonymous said...

We'll miss you in cyberspace, Ava, but hope you make frequent guest appearances on the other crossword blogs, so we can keep in touch.

Thanks for all of your contributions to the crossword solving community.

cornbread hell said...

the good news is...i still have 6 weeks of your blog to read.

take care, linda.

Anonymous said...

Well deserved! Enjoy, Linda.

janie said...

enjoy, linda -- and do come back! your particular slant on the puzzles will be missed. in the meanwhile, see ya round the blogosphere!!



NYTAnonimo said...

Will miss you Linda-the last few months I've gone to your blog and Donald's first to check out my answers and get help. Thanks for all the work you put into this web site. You did a wonderful job. Take care of yourself!

Howard B said...

Thanks for all your posts; it's not easy to put in the time each day just to share your thoughts and help other amused, bemused and frustrated solvers out.

Relax, enjoy the puzzles, enjoy life, and keep in touch every so often!

Linda G said...

It's 5:30 in Colorado, and I just solved the Friday decadent is that!

Be sure to come by every so often. You never know when Ava will return ; )

barrywep said...

I don't come by all that often, but when I have I have had fun. Will think of you with every AVA.

Anonymous said...

Linda: I'm glad to hear you are taking some time off but I will for sure miss you!!

I haven't been posting much lately but often read and always appreciate your comments!


Anonymous said...

Come back! All is NOT forgiven! Plus, you're missed already....

Matt Ginsberg said...

I'm sorry to hear that I won't have an opportunity to advance from my status of "second favorite constructor". :)

All the best!

Linda G said...

Between the comments that have been made here and the private emails I've received, it's pretty clear that this blog will be missed. Karmasatre, you're too funny.

It's all good...I'll be back after a break. You have my word...

...and Matt, another chance ; )

Anonymous said...

Hey Linda,

I've been away in London visiting my son and just discovered you are taking a blog break. Just wanted to say that you've been my first stop every night and I'll miss that. Cheers to you and peace in your world.

Linda G said...

Oooh, London. Nice.

I'll be back, Rikki...promise. I just needed some time to focus on other things.

You (and everyone else) can stop by and comment on the current day's puzzle. No reason your camaraderie should have to end ; )

john said...

Linda G,

Good work with the blogging, and enjoy the break!

See you around sometime...

- John (JJF)

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Anonymous said...

“Do not forsake me, darlin' blogger
On this extra-puzzlin' day
Do not forsake me, darlin' blogger
Write, write your blog

I‘ve no idea just what the theme is
I only know I must be brave
And I must deal with this puzzle
I’ll try to grasp it, and try to solve it
Or lie a coward in my grave

Now I know you’re torn 'tweenst love and duty
But the blogosphere lost its fair-haired beauty
I’ll try to get my puzzle finished
Before high noon

Will he keeps the answers hidden
Vowed it would be my brain or his'n
I'm not afraid to lose, but ooh
My grid’s lookin’ empty, without you

Do not forsake me darlin' blogger
You promised to take us on a ride
Do not forsake us darli’n blogger
Just know I’m grievin', because you’re leavin'
You know I need you by my side

Write, write your blog….”

Your devoted reader, Frankie Laine