i Cryptic Crossword 768 Hypnos

July 26, 2013

I wondered if I had just forgotten how to do crosswords, but the first blogger also found this another extremely hard crossword:


The original blog is complete. After yesterday’s Nimrod and this today, I only hope we have some gentler rides in store for next week.

4 Responses to “i Cryptic Crossword 768 Hypnos”

  1. imagcq said

    Good evening Writinghawk,a difficult puzzle indeed,with one or two dubious clues in my humble opinion. Two pangrams in one week,most unusual i thought. My clue of the day was 23a Ascetic keeping article of faith i abandoned? Its pointedly cast. Jain monk =Ascetic holding Ve(i)l veil one missing (i) . Good luck for next week.
    Ps Happy holidays Jon.

    • jonofwales said

      Thanks! πŸ™‚ That was a tough one, wasn’t it. Hopefully some easier ones next week, when I’m sheltering from the rain in some friendly pubs. πŸ™‚

  2. Cornick said

    When I saw your comments about yesterday’s Nimrod my adrenelin pumped and I set about it with something to prove. Despite 6 question marks I finished it, loved it (sorry) and thought myself the bees knees. Now what did pride come before again? Oh yes, now I remember. Hopeless on today’s Hypnos – gave up less than half way through. Let’s hope for an enjoyable Phi tomorrow…

  3. George Clements said

    Finally got there after several sessions, and without aids, so a satisfied feeling. I agree that lack of checking letters added to the difficulty, resulting in 18a and 17d being my last entries. I was not confident about ‘seller’ until I checked the blog, as Peter Sellers was so much more than an actor, but, thankfully, it was correct.

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