i Prize Cryptic Crossword 709 Phi

May 25, 2013

Fairly straightforward today, with only one I was uncertain about (12ac). The 2008 blog is complete, so I’ll just nominate a COD – 8d. ‘Form of decoration’s good – not what one turns over! (4,4)’.


2 Responses to “i Prize Cryptic Crossword 709 Phi”

  1. Cornick said

    Is it just me, or has this been a pretty gentle week? Monk and Punk both much easier than I think of them as being; Are there setters who are consistently hard, i wonder? Phi is usually very enjoyable and very do-able, Quixote prolific but variable difficulty etc etc. Is there a list somewhere which gives a description of setters in these terms, does anybody know?

    • jonofwales said

      I think the i tries to publish easier puzzles than you find on average in the Indie. I believe a list of setters, ranked by difficulty, may be on Fifteensquared?

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