i Cryptic Crossword 742 Dac

June 26, 2013

A little slower than usual for a Wednesday, with 16d and 23ac causing me some issues. COD? 24ac. ‘Place heathen abandoned? He’s not been seen here (10).’

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


18 SOLE – Sounds like SOUL.


5 INCENSE – Double Def.


2 Responses to “i Cryptic Crossword 742 Dac”

  1. Nice puzzle – started easy at the top and got harder. Like you I had particular difficulty with the SW corner, though in my case it was 20d and 21a that flummoxed me. Nice anagram at 2d.

  2. George Clements said

    Also enjoyed the puzzle, though I suspect my time was pretty slow, if that matters. I was pleased to get everything correct without recourse to reference sources, even spiraea, which would have amazed my late mother-in-law as she was a plant encyclopaedia and frequently reminded me of my ignorance on the subject (and many others).

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