i Cryptic Crossword 1339 Virgilius

May 26, 2015

Variations on 1ac and 29ac today, which took for me at least a fair bit of unpicking. A technical failure at the end, as I had no idea whether to go for NOMBI or NIMBI at 6d.

COD? 17ac – ‘Cowboy given special role, securing animal (7)’.

Back to April 2010:

http://www.fifteensquared.net/2010/04/27/independent-7341virgilius/

5 Responses to “i Cryptic Crossword 1339 Virgilius”

  1. dtw42 said

    I was quite pleased to get through this one pretty smoothly. And although I didn’t like the word much, I was fairly confident with “nimbi” as a weird-looking plural of nimbus.

  2. Moose said

    i really dislike crosswords that constantly refer to clues within clues as my argument is (in this one) if you didn’t get 7 16 29 etc the crossword is a waste of time .However,I did! Enjoyable!

  3. Moose said

    P.S can someone explain the reference to 1a in 21d .Thanks

  4. AndyT said

    Rather good fun today. 6d is an unlovely word, and I’m not all that impressed with the connection between 1d and 1ac … but those are minor quibbles set against a more than usually enjoyable puzzle.

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