i Cryptic Crossword 1459 Eimi

October 13, 2015

6ac’s is our theme of the day, with each pair of across answers giving an example of one. A definite tour de force on the part of the editor. Lifting straight from the comments on Fifteensquared:

WORD ASSOCIATION
ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL
FOOTBALL LEAGUE
LEAGUE TABLE
TABLE SERVICE
SERVICE ROAD
ROAD MOVIE
MOVIE STAR
STAR CHAMBER
CHAMBER ORGAN
ORGAN SCREEN
SCREEN PRINTING
PRINTING PRESS
PRESS CONFERENCE

A quick spot helped with some of the tougher clues. Yes, I mean you, 22ac. As far as Google is concerned, marjoram = oregano, which didn’t help much. Thankfully the theme gave the game away. A few of the shorter answers were also a little tricky, the double definitions at 24, 25 and 26 particularly so.

COD? 6ac – ‘Psychoanalytical method of gospel group? (4,11)’.

February already:

http://www.fifteensquared.net/2011/02/01/independent-7580eimi/

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8 Responses to “i Cryptic Crossword 1459 Eimi”

  1. AndyT said

    Oh. Mr Obtuse didn’t happen to notice that. I was muttering away to myself about some of the definitions, but in view of that sort of cleverness I’ll just shut up. 🙂

    Incidentally, do the two goldfinches which paid a visit this morning suffice for a charm, do you suppose?

    • jonofwales said

      I’ll defer to the dictionary definition of flock: “a number of birds of one kind feeding, resting, or travelling together.” So yes. 🙂

  2. dtw42 said

    Oh balls, I didn’t see the theme either. Managed to get all the answers, despite a few I’d never heard of…

  3. Lozzie said

    Not too difficult, I also finished without being aware of the word associations. I did feel that a few of the clues (eg 3D, 8D,18A) were untaxing, requiring no thought at all, but did learn something new in the pony/glass reference.

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