i Cryptic Crossword 1008 by Phi

May 10, 2014

Saturday 3rd May 2014
Phi loves to have something ‘going on’ in his puzzles; often it’s a Nina, but this time it was a pangram – and very nearly a double pangram at that. A quick solve for me until the last 3 or 4; ‘Paul Revere’ at 26ac providing the missing V to complete the alphabet.
LOI was 16ac which had to be ‘Rakehell’, ‘Rekehall’ or ‘Rekahell’. A Viking warrior king perhaps? No, it turns out that ‘rake’ is short for rakehell – a bit like my attitude to gardening, really…
COD? 14d: A fine combination of fun and zeal produces guilt in the rich (9)
The 2009 blog is complete here : http://www.fifteensquared.net/2009/05/22/independent-7051-by-phi/

NB … my apologies that the embedded link wasn’t working earlier


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