i Cryptic Crossword 633 Virgilius

February 19, 2013

Not the easiest Virgilius we’ve had, with a long quote I didn’t know and had to look up. I’m as bemused as the original blogger was about 25ac. COD the quite wonderful ‘Not as strict as King Albert? Just the opposite (5)’.

As ever, the old Fifteensquared blog plus clues missed.

Across

6 RASTA – A TSAR reversed.
21 A SCOT
24 PRESENT ER

Down

3 ALL HAIL – (hall)* + AIL
4 FOOL – Double Def.
8 BYE-BYE – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bye_(cricket)
9 SIREn
13 SET A RECORD
17 LEA(D E)R
22 T REX

http://www.fifteensquared.net/2008/01/29/independent-6641virgilius/

3 Responses to “i Cryptic Crossword 633 Virgilius”

  1. Francois said

    Re 25a: the ER can refer to either Edward VI or Elizabeth I, both successors of the Tudor Henry VIII

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