Clues by Nutmeg and Grid by Jolt. The winner of the January puzzle was Robert Campbell of West Yorkshire. Not much by way of instruction. We are simply told that we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of an impromptu first instance of an innovative new format.
Clues by Enigmatist and Grid by etc. The winner of the December puzzle was Jack Nichols of South Korea. The rubric said ‘Celebrating the 250th anniversary of the birth of the 40, who is unclued but appears in the grid as 13ba, 10d, 42ac-2.
Clues by Nutmeg and Grid by Mang. The winner of the November puzzle was John Minter of Telford. Not much by way of instruction. We are simply told that clues with asterisks are 1 of 44 and lack definitions and that cells indicated boldly are thematic.