i Cryptic Crossword 713 Nimrod

May 23, 2013

As tricky as you expect from Nimrod, with quite a few that went in on a wing and a prayer. I failed miserably to spot the Nina, so 9d was a bit of a mystery to me, despite the obvious answer, until I consulted Fifteensquared.

Unfair clue of the day? 13ac. I’ve never heard of either definition.

COD? Now that I can see it, 9d. ‘Fairytale start? The end’s in sight – look left and right (4,4,1,4)’.

Here’s a link to the 2008 blog, and clues missed.

Across

11 REF UTE
26 MEMBRANE – ME around (barmen)*
28 SNOWIER – S + (new Rio)*

Down

4 BRA V A DO
7 INFER NO
19 IN GRATE
24 TENSE – Because T is an abbreviation for TIME and TENSE?

http://www.fifteensquared.net/2008/05/30/independent-6741nimrod/

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