i Cryptic Crossword 1132 Anax

September 25, 2014

Challenging, as you expect from Anax, but with a nice spattering of easier clues (including 1ac) around the grid to get us started. One or two I thought were a bit obtuse, but on the whole much more entertaining and accessible than I expected.

One complaint – to my ear, 21d simply doesn’t work, but maybe that’s a regional thing.

There’s a bit of a theme going on, apparently, which will forever remain a mystery to me, as I couldn’t give you the name of one song by the band in question.

COD? Quite a few I liked, but my nomination goes to 7d – ‘They contain fancy steering, too (8,7)’.

Here’s the 2009 blog:


2 Responses to “i Cryptic Crossword 1132 Anax”

  1. Cornick said

    Yup, upon seeing ‘some say’ rather than any other homophone indicator, I was expecting a regional variant; in the end, that’s how I say it!
    Saddo that I am, I looked through Wikipedia for the nine Level 42 songs Anax indicated in the other blog: Autumn, Coup d’état, Heathrow, Overtime, People, Romance, Rooted, Sandstorm, Ship, Silence… Hold on, that’s TEN!

  2. dtw42 said

    Theme passed me by entirely.
    Didn’t like this one much, TBH. A lot of the cryptic indicators were too complicated in my opinion, and the whole left-hand side wasn’t much fun. 21dn doesn’t work for me either.

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