i Cryptic Crossword 664 Dac

March 27, 2013

A little more difficult than we’re used to on a Wednesday, with a few definitions that caught me out. eg. 4d. The old Fifteensquared blog is complete, so it’s just left to pick a COD. For me, 6d – ‘Broke, like Mark Knopfler (2,4,7)’.

http://www.fifteensquared.net/2008/02/26/independent-6665dac/

4 Responses to “i Cryptic Crossword 664 Dac”

  1. Gareth said

    Hi

    Can someone explain 8 down please? Still not entirely sure from the fifteensquared blog.

    Thanks

    • Yup! The answer is the Regency architect John Nash. Reading backwards (‘put up’), we have H (= Hospital) and SAN (= sanitorium or hospital), so ‘two versions of hospital’.

      • Gareth said

        Ah, thank you! Been doing these for about 8 or 9 months now, sometimes I’m completely at a loss – I got that it was going backwards but had a total brain freeze on san. Thanks a lot

  2. LP said

    26A; I found “broadcast on radio” a strange indicator for homonyms.
    23D: As the original blogger, I felt “drink” should be plural.

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