i Cryptic Crossword 1667 Raich

June 13, 2016

A fairly straightforward, enjoyable start to the week from Raich. I had a little trouble in the NW corner, especially with the unfamiliar definition at 3d, but the rest went in without too much difficulty. The 2011 blog can be found here: http://www.fifteensquared.net/2011/09/12/independent-on-sunday-1125-placeholder/ Spot the fairly weak attempt at spam in the second comment from a year later, and whatever you do don’t follow the associated link.

COD? 1ac – ‘Cold, like island port? (6)’.

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7 Responses to “i Cryptic Crossword 1667 Raich”

  1. StanXYZ said

    I notice that there is a new tennis player in 17d – very up to date!

    Ms Muguruza’s a true winner at Roland Garros – Jo-Wilfred Tsonga may do it one day.

  2. Michael said

    Since replacing my cornflakes with horse chestnuts I can solve an Anax cryptic in under 10 minutes. Have a great weekend :-/ >?•ª http://www.absolutelyconkers.net

  3. AndyT said

    Straightforward indeed, but none the worse for it and rather a good example of the Monday crossword style. I shall resist the temptation to be pedantic about 23d. As with Uncle Yap, my favourite clue was 27ac.

  4. sprouthater said

    Nice start to the week , liked 10 and 28a. Only quibble is the extra s in 18a.

  5. Raich said

    Re 18A, the blogger in 2011 did not quite see what was intended.. “No specialist” is part of the definition and the S has no role in the anagram.

    • jonofwales said

      Thanks for dropping by with the explanation. I must admit to not fully parsing the clue yesterday, it was one that got bunged in from the definition and enumeration alone…

  6. Rick King said

    My first chance to do a weekday i for a while, my second Raich attempt…like the first good progress initially, then bogged down in one corner…NW which at least gives me the comfort of good company. Left it a day and the last corner then feel in place…a pretty slow solve compared to most here but satisfying nonetheless!

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