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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 (https://www.ephesusscroll.com/about) 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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To Boldly Go (Meta)

· Published 4 days ago

I was trying to create an easy meta with this puzzle. But the grid had other ideas! I think you will find some challenges here. But persevere! I've tried to put lots of footholds in the clues, so if one area proves difficult, move to another region, ...
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Online Shopping (Meta)

· Published 11 days ago

Because we all shop online these days, you shouldn't have any trouble solving this meta, the answer for which is something associated with 42 across. Answer and explanation: https://www.xword-muggles.com/viewtopic.php?p=96831#p96831
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Egocentrism (Meta)

· Published 18 days ago

I have a personal theory that the doctrine of Original Sin actually stems from the fact that we all view the world from our particular perspective. But some people take this to extremes. This puzzle will give you a chance to think fondly about any eg...
Five Tuesdays this month means it's time for a super hard meta! The grid should be challenging, even with some judicious Googling. But there's still fun to be had in the clues. And the meta mechanic is on the subtle side. But you will know it when yo...
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Literary Numerals (Meta)

◆◆ · Published about 1 month ago

I was trying to be kind to you, so there's a pretty big hint in the grid of this puzzle (and I'm not talking about 35 across). But I don't want anyone submitting guesses based on that hint. Not that I will be able to tell, but please only submit an a...
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Social Media (Meta)

· Published about 1 month ago

I had some fun with this one! Hopefully you will enjoy this puzzle as much as I enjoyed putting it together. The answer to the meta is the focus of most social media content. Answer and explanation: https://www.xword-muggles.com/viewtopic.php?p=93856...
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Yellows And Greens (Meta)

◆◆ · Published about 2 months ago

I've got rather a long lead-time with my puzzles such that my most recently constructed meta won't see the light of day until April 2023. But every now and then I like to drop a more recent one into the line-up. This is one such. Good luck solving th...
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Smuggling Goods (Meta)

· Published about 2 months ago

My surname can be traced back to Cornwall, a place known for smuggling goods into England for centuries. So it's clearly in my blood! There may or may not be some smuggling going on in this puzzle. It got past the border police, so hopefully you're s...
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Follow The Leader (Meta)

· Published 2 months ago

Crosswords, particularly meta crosswords, are incredibly versatile. This grid will serve as an object lesson, but in what, you will only find out if you can solve the meta. And just to make things even more enigmatic, the answer to the meta is what y...
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Let's Get Meta! (Meta)

· Published 2 months ago

It's time to get meta! I'm not going to say any more, except the answer to the meta is appropriately meta. Answer and explanation: https://www.xword-muggles.com/viewtopic.php?p=90878#p90878

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