i Prize Cryptic Crossword 1337 by Phi

May 30, 2015

Saturday 23rd May 2015

Sometimes it’s incredibly hard to identify that Phi has a theme going on; last week’s grid was a case in point  – indeed no-one on the 2010 Fifteensquared blog here realised that it included six Booker Prize winning titles until Eimi, the editor, alerted them half way through the comments section!

For me, given that I’d only ever heard of Possession and Amsterdam, I was never likely to realise, but you may have done if you’re familiar with the others: Disgrace, Holiday, Offshore and Saville.

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3 Responses to “i Prize Cryptic Crossword 1337 by Phi”

  1. Michael said

    The hyperlink to the 2010 blog doesn’t seem to be working – here’s the URL: http://www.fifteensquared.net/2010/09/07/independent-7455-by-phi/

    I think I might have had a chance of guessing the theme if ‘booker’ had been in there; ‘shortlist’ obviously wasn’t enough for me!

  2. Cornick said

    Thanks Michael – not the first time I’ve done that wrong!

  3. AndyT said

    That one passed me by completely, alas. How embarrassing.

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