i Cryptic Crossword 1234 Punk

January 23, 2015

A fun crossword from Punk that was on the easy side for him, though I can’t claim a time as fast as nmsindy’s!

I struggled at the end with the combination of 5ac and 6d, for no good reason I can see now.

COD? 11ac – ‘A requirement when brewing up trouble (3,5)’.

All the answers and analysis here:


3 Responses to “i Cryptic Crossword 1234 Punk”

  1. rae said

    Surely 5 down is SKIP

    • jonofwales said

      Yes, got to be SKIP. Looks to me like the clue’s changed since its publication in the Independent.

  2. Cornick said

    Regular solvers of Paul/ Punk puzzles are so used to seeing rude words I think they missed a theme here: Gordon Ramsay, Slash, Shit (before it got mysteriously cleaned up), Slap & tickle, Strip club, Privy, Come hither, and then the worst swear word of all at 2d/ 29ac! Or was that a red herring?

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