it was my way of saying to Trevor that his question was pointless.
People who post questions or raise other queries about Araucaria crosswords almost invariably do so in such a way that non-followers cannot possibly respond. They often do not spell out the clue etc. they are more holding a discussion than anything else.
I don't have a problem with that. It just means that to all intents and purposes a "strictly Araucaria fans only" thread is being run. A bit like the people who say something like "DT2345 3a, 13a,6d,9 and 17d". To anybody not in the know the opening posting of this thread is meaningless.
As I said, I don't have a problem with it. But that is the way it is.