i Cryptic Crossword 689 Punk

April 25, 2013

Not much to add to the 2008 blog, really, which is complete again. Good stuff from Punk, with one or two that took a while to untangle. COD? I don’t usually like this sort of clue, but did enjoy 18d – ‘Cutter’s normal job for Spooner (5,3)’.


5 Responses to “i Cryptic Crossword 689 Punk”

  1. Cornick said

    Enjoyed Punk a lot today, but couldn’t work out why the tail of 3d should give us ABSCISSA rather than ABSCISSE. What’s the parsing for SA here please; why SA?

  2. jonofwales said

    The SA = Sex Appeal, or the ‘allure’ at the end of the clue.

  3. Cornick said

    Oh, and COD for me was the nitrogen fixing 8d. Had me trying to remember my O level in biology ca 1976!

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