i Cryptic Crossword 1635 Klingsor

May 6, 2016

As a printer for my entire working life I had many discussions as to the value of compositors. This example of modern day typesetting shows why I was so disdainful.

Here are the clues for todays puzzle copied from Fifteensquared. I cant really comment on the puzzle as I have now seen all the solutions. However I did solve 9a before looking at the answers and it quite tickled me so

COD 9a  Remember what AA Milne had for his most famous creation?  (4,2,4)

1   Very simple types concocted a poor argument ultimately carrying little weight (8)

6    Bird’s cry when migrating East (6)

9    Remember what A A Milne had for his most famous creation? (4,2,4)

10   Married man’s not the first to discover what hooker might do (4)

11   Penniless bum we hear repelled shrewd businessman (7-6)

13     He scored runs, with Australian at cover dropping one (5)

14   Criminal decapitated leaders of local crime rings hot on the trail (2,4,3)

17   Bound tomes are _______ created by computers for computers (9)

18    Black hole’s final radius possibly endlessly variable (5)

20    Perhaps she’s a celeb on the rocks? That can be said (13)

23  Murmur made by small stream, not quite river (4)

24   Old Unionist died after one stab with blade this could help contact him (5,5)

25    Count abandoned countess, losing zero time (6)

26   Its members can enter bar and chap’s popped in to drink before noon (5,3)
2     Bank charge is overturned after resistance (4)

3     Plant mostly sheltered by tree struggling to get light (9)

4    Scoundrel’s put out by Pope Benedict making lively quip (6)
5    Full of vigour, a knave I’d flogged’s thrashing around (5,3,7)
6    A couple of chaps need strong drink in the kitchen (4,4)
7     Weird sailors are ejected from barn dance (5)

8   It could be cashed to pay for champagne on trip? (10)

12   Stay in hotel away from violent quarter in state capital (5,5)
15     Spreading lies or bull without right could be this (9)

16     Excited about taking part in game with America be packed (8)

19    City that’s the Big Smoke? (6)

21   Sisters whose origin is in old Scandinavian, largely (5)

22    Smile when work is rarely presented preposterously (4)

Original 2011 blog is here

15 Responses to “i Cryptic Crossword 1635 Klingsor”

  1. jonofwales said

    Many thanks, that’s going above and beyond the call of duty! 🙂

  2. jonofwales said

    Well, I solved using the clues you put up, and the grid in the paper, so hardly ideal circumstances. Thought it quite tough, but that could just be down to having to switch between the laptop and paper constantly…

  3. AndyT said

    Bravo! Thank you Sprouthater. 🙂

    It was one of these compositorial fiascos which brought me to the blog for the first time, so perhaps we’ll see a blip in the statistics today.

  4. JP said

    Where does the ‘y’ come from in 7 across? The blog says ‘Y(ards) but I can’t see ‘yards’ in the clue.

  5. JP said

    In 7 across where does the ‘y’ come from?

  6. Cornick said

    That was an act of self-sacrifice for which i am extremely grateful,Sprouthater – I love a good Klingsor.
    Having only just returned from an arduous day sans crossword, have poures myself a stiff one, printed off your clues under the grid composed on ‘Crossword Compiler’ and suddenly everythings looking up 🙂

  7. sprouthater said

    Happy to help and glad you enjoyed the puzzle.

  8. allan_c said

    Two letters about it in today’s paper (Saturday) but no apology (or reprint) for the fiasco as far as I can see at first glance.

  9. sprouthater said

    Oliver Duff apologised in his editorial

  10. JP said

    Hi, the clue I meant was 14 across, answer ‘In full cry’. I can’t work out where the ‘y’ at the end comes from. The previous blogger had ‘Y’ards.

    • sprouthater said

      The clues are printed on page 23 of today’s paper and it appears that the word Yard was missing from the clues I posted:-)

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