i Cryptic Crossword 1050 by Phi

June 28, 2014

Saturday 21st June 2014

Archetypal Phi last Saturday – enjoyable, expertly crafted clues with a few crackers and a smidgen of a theme (musical, to boot) in which there was a four-letter instrument in each corner and another, glockenspiel, at 11d.

 My COD is 16d because of the very clever wordplay; it must hard to be original with a –tion suffix, but this was masterful:

Runs from fashionable New York building as result of price increases? (9)

The old blog from the Independent can be read here.

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