i Cryptic Crossword 1151 Bannsider

October 17, 2014

Two reprints of very difficult Indie Saturday Prize Crosswords in a row, the editor’s got it in for us. I needed help to finish this one in any sort of reasonable time.

COD? 3d – ‘Ship’s captain giving dog and bear examination (7)’.

Here’s the 2009 blog:

http://www.fifteensquared.net/2009/12/11/independent-7220-by-bannsider/

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3 Responses to “i Cryptic Crossword 1151 Bannsider”

  1. Cornick said

    I had ALL DAY to do this while chaperoning my son on a film set (as you do) and STILL couldn’t get 23ac _O_ S. Also, without a dictionary, guessed 21ac as SHOFAH. But still found it really enjoyable and a candidate for toughest puzzle of the year so far.

  2. Alan said

    Have been solving for some years and must admit that this was very tough.

  3. Cornick said

    I had ALL DAY to do this while chaperoning my son on a film set (as you do) and STILL couldn’t get 23ac _O_ S. Also, without a dictionary, guessed 21ac as SHOFAH. But still found it really enjoyable and a candidate for toughest puzzle of the year so far, or should that be sho far.

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