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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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Rotating S-Y-M-M-E-T-R-Y (Meta)

· Published 7 days ago

This was a fun puzzle to envisage and then try to construct. That said, the first version I came up with was waaaaay too hard. After implementing the suggestions from a couple of test solvers, this edited version should, at the very least, be doable ...
madhatter5 challenged me to a forum swap. So this was my attempt at creating a MEOW. MEOWs definitely skew to the difficult side, so I have tried to give you a decent challenge. But I've also noticed that madhatter5 is not afraid to break the "rules"...
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Flower Arrangements (Meta)

· Published 21 days ago

I can't really say too much about this without giving the game away, so I won't. Enjoy!
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Looking Up Down Under (Meta)

· Published 28 days ago

Quite a lot going on in this puzzle, but hopefully I've provided enough signposts. The answer to the meta is "so romantic" (and yes, the quotes are significant!) Good luck!
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Like Magic (Meta)

· Published about 1 month ago

We're all fascinated by magicians: sleight of hand, misdirection, smoke, mirrors, and elaborate mechanical devices. Well, this meta has all of those things and more! Your task is to work out how it's done and come up with the answer to the meta, whic...
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Horror Movie Trope (Meta)

· Published about 1 month ago

To mark the occasion that occurs at the end of October, I present this meta puzzle. The answer to the meta is a Chvrches song.
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Hot Breakfast (Meta)

· Published about 2 months ago

I love a cooked breakfast! Bacon, eggs, tomatoes, mushrooms - yum! So if you're anything like me then this meta puzzle is for you. Dig in to find the answer to the meta: an eight letter word.
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Come From Behind (Meta)

· Published about 2 months ago

Aussie Steve Bradbury was the the first man to cross the line following a pile-up in the 1,000m short-track speed skating final at the Olympic Winter Games Salt Lake City 2002. He'd been in last place for most of the race. But when the other four cra...
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Encrypted (Meta)

· Published 2 months ago

I'm really leaning into my Australian heritage now. International solvers, feel free to consult Google whenever you want to; Aussie solvers, feel free to do the same with all the Americanisms that inevitably creep in! I also trust this meta crossword...
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(D)coding (Meta)

· Published 2 months ago

It's always hard for the meta crossword constructor to anticipate how difficult a meta puzzle will be. I think this is easier? he says, with a quizzical expression. Ah well, time will tell. Note that the answer to the meta is an adjective, an ironic ...

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