i Cryptic Crossword 1643 Nitsy

May 16, 2016

A, for the most part, fairly straightforward and very enjoyable puzzle, with a number of ticks by the clues. 1ac, though, I guess would have been a guess for most solvers, and is probably stretching things a little. See also the definition at 13ac, and the use of ’round’ in 21ac.

COD? Amongst many good clues, 1d – ‘Where you might find a flat fish caught and almost abandoned (4,4).’

Here’s the IoS blog from September 2011:



4 Responses to “i Cryptic Crossword 1643 Nitsy”

  1. dtw42 said

    “Bah, humbug,” to 1ac.

  2. dtw42 said

    On the page opposite the crossword, I see a heading “Five charged over plot to sail to Syria and join Isis” … this is one of Blyton’s less successful novels, I assume.

  3. AndyT said

    Not unenjoyable, but I had multiple definition quibbles which would be tiresome to rehearse here. I do like the sound of that Enid Blyton …

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