Sunday, 29 April 2007

This Woman's Words

In 1989, as part of a deal to gain an exclusive interview to coincide with the release of her new LP The Sensual World, UK newspaper The Independent on Sunday agreed to let Kate Bush, a crossword enthusiast, set the clues for its weekly, notoriously difficult Beelzebub puzzle. The crossword's regular setter could only solve three clues and, even on seeing the answers, could only fathom a few more, leading the paper to pull the puzzle. Despite negotiations, the deal was off.
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