How many Excel themed cryptic crossword clues can you solve? [Easter Eggs 2018]
It is Easter time. This is the first Easter we are celebrating in our new house. So it is bound to have so many special memories. For last 10 years (wow, it has been a decade of tradition), I have been running Excel based egg hunts every Easter. It all started in 2009, when I was living in Sweden (where Easter is a BIG thing). I had to share the enthusiasm with someone, so I made our first Easter egg hunt on the blog.
This year, let’s take it up a notch. I have started doing cryptic crosswords around new year and now it is part of my daily routine. I do a puzzle from either The Hindu or from one of the crossword books. Sometimes they are easy, sometimes I stare at a clue for several minutes and doze off.
So let me share the joy of solving cryptic clues with you. As I am pretty rubbish at this, so I couldn’t really create a grid, Instead I just wrote some clues in an Excel workbook, linked answers to conditional formatting so when you type the correct answer the cell lights up. Of course the answers are encrypted, so you will have to figure them out the usual way (rather than hacking in to the formulas).
How many could you solve? Post your tries and answer counts in comments. Also explain how you arrived at the answer.
Want more eggs? Check out previous Easter egg hunts
Go thru previous year hunts. Be warned though, they are highly addictive.
and of course, Play hidden Angry Formulas game in Excel too
My name is Chandoo. Thanks for dropping by. My mission is to make you awesome in Excel & your work. I live in Wellington, New Zealand. When I am not F9ing my formulas, I cycle, cook or play lego with my kids. Know more about me.
Thank you and see you around.
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