A friend of mine has been compiling crosswords for The Observer for quite a long time now.......
He is known as Everyman, and extremely well respected in the crossword community.
He doesn’t do proper crosswords, of course, like the ones I enjoy over Sunday breakfast — Capital of France (5 letters).
No, he does things like ‘Fire escape’ (3,3).
And I have absolutely no idea what the answer might be. The really frustrating thing, though, is that he has the patience to sit down over coffee and explain the process behind the clue and the answer. And I STILL don’t know how he got there!