My name is Ben Chenoweth, and I'm currently a teacher at Donvale Christian College, in Melbourne, Australia. I've worked overseas with Wycliffe Bible Translators, and in Australia as a secondary and tertiary teacher. (I was the Educational Designer / eLearning Coordinator at Melbourne School of Theology for four years, and taught at Eastern College for some of that time.)
My main interests are music, writing, theology and various combinations of those. I have a number of other interests, including reading, crosswords (especially cryptics and metas), and computer games. I also enjoy programming. My About Me website ( was put together as an HTML/CSS demonstration for my Year 10 Computing class. Another interesting programming project is my EPUB Metadata Editor (an open-source project on GitHub).
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Too Much (Meta)

· Published 2023-05-30T06:00:04.404Z

This puzzle is dedicated to the many outrageous costumes worn by Lady Gaga over the years. The answer to the meta is a 10 letter word.

First World Problems (Meta)

· Published 2023-05-23T06:00:23.218Z

There are some very funny first world problems memes out there: "I have three monitors connected to my computer, and I can't find my mouse cursor!" (see for some more). You will face your own…

Collectively (Meta)

· Published 2023-05-16T06:00:47.573Z

Age is just a number, they say. True, but we still like to celebrate birthdays! It's nice to enjoy those sort of milestones when they occur. Anyhoo, on with the meta, the answer to which is a number. If your meta answer is not accepted: Despite the…

Let Stalk Strine (Meta)

◆◆ · Published 2023-05-09T06:00:11.222Z

Look, I couldn't help myself: I hear people pronouncing 52 across wrongly and it grates a little! That was definitely the seed for this meta puzzle. Hopefully, you will be linguistically flexible enough to find your way to the answer, which is a 5…

Physics 101 (Meta)

· Published 2023-05-02T06:00:25.403Z

Don't let the scary physics equations put you off! OK, so a little knowledge of physics might come in handy. Hopefully, you'll be able to work through the required prerequisites, put together the experimental data in the right way, and make an…

In A Mirror, Darkly (Meta)

· Published 2023-04-25T06:00:01.617Z

In the Roman world mirrors would have been made from bronze, tin or silver, highly polished to reflect light. However, they would not have given the perfect reflections of mirrors of today. Hence, Paul's words in 1 Cor. 13:12: "For now we see through…

To Really Foul Things Up Requires A Computer (Meta)

◆◆ · Published 2023-04-18T06:00:17.244Z

Something seems to have gone seriously wrong with this puzzle. Typical! As they say, "To err is human, to really foul things up requires a computer!" I trust you can look past my mistakes and find your way to the meta answer which in this case is a…

Metaphorical Animals (Meta)

· Published 2023-04-11T06:00:10.247Z

I know what I was trying to do with this meta. Hopefully, you'll work it out, too! If you do you will arrive at the answer to the meta: a metaphorical animal which is found in the tech industry. Answer & explanation:…

Introducing The Middle Class (Meta)

· Published 2023-04-04T06:00:53.498Z

Where do meta puzzle ideas come from? Sometimes a phrase occurs to you and you think: that could be a meta mechanic! Then it becomes a puzzle in itself to see if the idea can be squeezed into a grid that can be clued in such a way that someone like…

Cluedo (Meta)

· Published 2023-03-28T05:00:39.201Z

Sometimes you just have to build a meta puzzle to see if it's even possible. This is one of those. Yes, the grid will have its challenging parts; and yes, there's a lot going on when it comes to the meta. But if you've played the game Cluedo (or Clue…

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