i crossword 972 Phi

March 29, 2014

March 22nd, 2014
Phi gave us another of his ingenious Ninas last weekend, with EX MARKS… THE SPOT at top and bottom of the grid in the ‘unches’. The X itself consisted of four kinds of treasure radiating from the centre and then there were a couple of decoy black crosses thrown in for good measure NW and SE.
About a fortnight ago I think I complained that Phi’s clueing was getting a bit lacklastre, but here it was positively zingy – I think a Nina must bring out the best in him!
With a tip of the hat to 7d and 23d, my COD goas to 6d:
Criminals rising and tucking into fish (10)
And here’s the original blog which is complete:
http://www.fifteensquared.net/2009/04/24/independent-7027-by-phi/

2 Responses to “i crossword 972 Phi”

  1. jonofwales said

    You know, I miserably failed to notice that there was a Nina at all, and I’ve thrown out the paper now! Wasted on me. πŸ™‚

    • Cornick said

      Ha! Always worth looking for a Nina with Phi, don’t ja know. The answer grid’s there next to this weekend’s of course if you’re curious πŸ™‚

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