i Cryptic Crossword 1205 Nestor

December 19, 2014

I was about to say that this was a nice gentle end to the week, but then looked on Fifteensquared to find that they thought it quite hard. Perhaps I was just on the setter’s wavelength today.

Anyway, thought this was excellent, with lots of ticks by the clues. My COD nomination goes to the combination of 21ac and 26ac – ‘Alternative group of 12 crossed with 9? (8)’ / ‘Alternative group of 9 crossed with 12? (9)’.

This will be my last blog of the year, with Cornick kindly covering the next two weeks, so may I wish you all a merry Christmas, and a happy New Year. See you all in 2015!

All the answers, analysis and discussion here:


One Response to “i Cryptic Crossword 1205 Nestor”

  1. Simon H said

    Had much the same experience – didn’t find it particularly challenging, and I’m hardly a genius. Very enjoyable though, so no complaints from me.

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