i Cryptic Crossword 1324 Raich

May 8, 2015

A misspent youth listening to Marillion and reading Tolkein finally came into its own today with 23ac, though sadly there wasn’t a link to our theme. Vera Lynn appeared in the unchecked middle row, and her two most famous songs are referenced in the top and bottom rows. Sadly, with all the election excitement, I’d forgotten that today marks VE Day. Bit wet for street parties though.

On the whole a fairly straightforward, enjoyable solve. At the end I needed to cheat on 26d though.

COD? 11ac – ‘Parade test by soldiers trainee can’t finish (9)’.

We’re back to May 2010 on Fifteensquared today:



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