i Prize Cryptic Crossword 1403 by Phi

August 15, 2015

Saturday 8th August 2015

This crossword took the biscuit, surely, for the most ghost-like of ghost themes ever. Even after being told there was a theme, no-one in the comments section of the Fifteensquared blog could see it, but dotted around the grid are ROBERTSON DAVIES and the three trilogies of novels he wrote: SALTERTON, DEPTFORD and CORNISH.  Did you spot that?  Me neither!

Good stuff as ever from Phi, with some fairly out-of-the-way place names that will either have helped or hindered depending on whether you knew them or not.

For 2010 Indy blog with answers click here.

COD : 6d/13ac Beholding turtles swimming round a place on the Devon coast (8,9)

3 Responses to “i Prize Cryptic Crossword 1403 by Phi”

  1. AndyT said

    Oh, for goodness’ sake. No, of course I didn’t spot it, despite having read the lot of them and considering myself a fan. Suppose I’ll have to pick over this week’s again now … 🙂

  2. jonofwales said

    I not only didn’t spot them, but hadn’t heard of either them, or the author, so I had an excuse. A little tricky as well, I seem to remember.

  3. dtw42 said

    What Jon said.

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