i Cryptic Crossword 1288 Scorpion

March 27, 2015

Pretty tough, as you expect from Scorpion. Finish time though was only about par and a quarter for the i, even if none of that felt particularly straightforward. Was I the only person to read ‘IAMS’ in 29ac as ‘LAMS’?

Lots of ash dotted round the grid, because the top and bottom rows reference http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_eruptions_of_Eyjafjallaj%C3%B6kull

COD? 1d – ‘Case thrown out – relief for fugitive (7)’.

The blog for our second reprinted prize puzzle of the week can be found here:

http://www.fifteensquared.net/2010/05/27/independent-7363-by-scorpion/

One Response to “i Cryptic Crossword 1288 Scorpion”

  1. Cornick said

    Wow for the grid filling! Spotted the pangram but not the ash theme nor the amazing Nina.

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