511 Monk

September 28, 2012

A wonderful puzzle from Monk first blogged here, full of effortlessly inventive clues with that mix of misdirection and exactness that makes a clue worth repeating to your friends. My first in was also perhaps my favourite at 9ac: “Curry – see whence it might come the second I missed the toilet.” My only quibble is with 4d where ‘relief’ in the wordplay clues ‘tel’ – thankfully the original blogger pointed out the link via ‘let up’. I think this kind of thing terribly weak. Still plenty to entertain any palette, including a nice hidden theme which you need to spot to know why you’ve got the right answer to 5d.

One Response to “511 Monk”

  1. jonofwales said

    That was a good one, with some real laugh out loud moments, 25ac for example. Would have struggled to finish if I hadn’t twigged what was going on in the left and right columns.

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