i Cryptic Crossword 1448 Dac

September 30, 2015

What a simply splendid morning!  The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and even the morose fellow at the newsagent was uncharacteristically affable.  Furthermore, Dac was on the top of his form today, I thought, delivering a fine and varied selection of clues with nary a clumsy surface reading in sight, as is his wont.  Too many good ones to list, in fact, but it would be a shame to let 1ac and 6d pass without mention.

Nonetheless, the COD was such an utter delight that it selected itself: 16/18 – “70s hit featuring Roy from York, Eric from Cirencester and the lad from Rochdale (3,4,3,4,2,4)”

How about that then?  As an added bonus, I had the pleasure of explaining the thing to the ordinarily omniscient Onions, whose tastes run more to 24d.

We’re nearly up to Christmas now in 2010; here’s the Fifteensquared blog:


2 Responses to “i Cryptic Crossword 1448 Dac”

  1. jonofwales said

    Dac on good form today! Agreed on the COD. I also liked 7d, amongst many others.

  2. Cornick said

    Whereas yesterday required exclusion from society into a self-imposed mind palace, today’s was a convivial romp in the wings during rehearsals at the local AmDram. Left me with a warm glow and a not unpleasant Thin Lizzy brain-worm.

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