i Cryptic Crossword 711 Punk

May 21, 2013

I found this reasonably challenging – having made quick progress in the SE corner, I got badly stuck, until 1d fell into place. Lots of good clues, my COD being 16ac – ‘What one gets, say, in Romeo? (3-4)’.

Below a link to the 2008 blog, plus clues missed.

Across

11 IN COG
15 S(HELL)AC
19 SUM(MON)S
21 MORALISER – (realism or)*
24 fIND IA<-

Down

2 TONIC, but the exact wordplay eludes me. Best suggestion is that a TONIC is the first degree on the diatonic scale: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diatonic_scale
7 INTAGLIO – (Gilt in a)* + O
8 AS THE CASE MAY BE – Cryptic Def.
17 VOL(TAG)E
18 RO <- STRUM
20 M(IS TRA<-)iLd

http://www.fifteensquared.net/2008/04/10/independent-6703punk/

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