i Cryptic Crossword 1647 Crosophile

May 20, 2016

The last puzzle we had from this setter drew a few negative comments. Todays puzzle seems to me to be a more enjoyable and accessible offering with a lot of good clues. After mentioning yesterday that I don’t like the use of Trat = Restaurant the device crops up again today, ho hum. Like others I couldn’t see where the Bar in 11a came from but this is explained quite satisfactorily later in the blog, 22a with the qua=capacity didn’t seem right but having Googled it I see it is perfectly correct. Plenty of good clues to choose from today I particularly liked 13a ,20a and 25a but

COD is 2d    Reincarcerate on purpose ?  (10)


The July 2011 blog is here                        http://www.fifteensquared.net/2011/07/27/independent-7731-crosophile/

2 Responses to “i Cryptic Crossword 1647 Crosophile”

  1. AndyT said

    Yes, this one was a lot more like it as far as I’m concerned, and an enjoyable solve. 13ac really stood out for me.

  2. jonofwales said

    I took a while to get going with this, not helped by confidently jotting in GANDER for 6d. That caused some head-scratching as to what the last letter in 9ac could possibly be, I’ll tell you. Got held up at the end in the NE corner, in particular 3d. Guessed the dreaded TRAT was in there somewhere, but couldn’t make head or tail of where.

    Didn’t fully understand 22ac (no surprise, that was rather obscure) or 11ac either before coming here. 15d was a little too close to being an indirect anagram for my liking, despite the easy answer.

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