583 Mordred

December 21, 2012

A reasonably testing puzzle to end the week, with a few odd words. Was I the only person to lob in Octopus for 13ac without really thinking about it? COD, ironically, 13ac. ‘Backtracking first of all, director of Pirates of the Caribbean opted for sea creature (7)’.

Here’s the Fifteensquared blog, plus the ones missed.

Across

1 TELESCOPIC – (ET close)* PIC
11 OKAY
16 NE GATE
18 LIN(G)ER
21 DES CANT (Cant. abbreviation for Canticles) – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Descant
25 FOOLS ERRAND – (for loser)* + AND

Down

3 EX AM
5 PHILOSOPHICALLY – (Ohh! Chilly Lapp is)*
8 POLYHEDRON – (Phoney Lord)*
13 O(MITT)ED
14 DE FAULT
19 Hidden in cREW OR Deckhands

http://www.fifteensquared.net/2007/11/19/independent-no-6581-by-mordred/

2 Responses to “583 Mordred”

  1. LP said

    Too many obvious anagrams for my liking.
    2d: rather coarse, don’t you think!

    • jonofwales said

      There were rather a lot of anagrams. And as for 2d, yes… But seen that particular synonym in the Indie many a time now.

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