i Cryptic Crossword 815 Hypnos

September 19, 2013

Sorry, but I didn’t like this at all. Too difficult for a weekday (and if it needed to be this difficult because of the theme, which I didn’t spot, the theme should have gone.) Often, it seemed, wilfully obscure. Dated – see 27ac in particular, but also 3d and 10ac. Comments 7 and 8 in the original blog also have valid points.

The 2008 blog is complete, he said grumpily:

http://www.fifteensquared.net/2008/09/22/independent-6844-by-hypnos/

2 Responses to “i Cryptic Crossword 815 Hypnos”

  1. Cornick said

    First time I’ve not finished an i in a while. If Hypnos wants to indulge his passion for Leicester City, that’s fine, but i.m.o lots of unchecked squares should be balanced by making clues a bit easier, not made worse by having harder ones. Also the grid made it feel like 4 mini-puzzles. 24d was a good clue for foxes, though.

  2. mbernardh said

    I agree with all the other disgruntled comments. Even being an avid football fan didn’t help.
    Dreadful, dreadful puzzle.

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