i Cryptic Crossword 1066 Hypnos

July 10, 2014

The NE and SE corners fell very quickly, but then I swiftly ground to a halt, failing at the end with 1ac, 2d, 3d, 12ac and 16ac unsolved. I can honestly say, looking at Fifteensquared, that I would never have solved several of them.

Less than happy about BLACK clued by Athlete in 24ac…

COD? 5d – ‘Dutch and British journalist given award for title (7)’.

The 2009 blog is complete:


One Response to “i Cryptic Crossword 1066 Hypnos”

  1. Cornick said

    Not sure. Is the great variability in clueing from easy, eg 2ac, to fiendish, eg 1ac, a failing… or perhaps a good thing in that we can all get started, yet there are still some to stretch solvers more expert than I am?

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