i Cryptic Crossword 1729 Raich

August 24, 2016

It’s been many a moon since the Wednesday slot was occupied by a setter other than Dac, and since Raich only makes occasional appearances I wasn’t at all sure what to expect. Initial impressions were unpromising – three anagrams in a row – but as it turned out the puzzle was a diverting one: scrupulously fair with a sprinkling of very pleasing clues.

The crossword is from the Independent on Sunday back in February 2012, and if you consult Fifteensquared you’ll find that the original blog was written by a gentleman who had been savaged by a squirrel. Strange but true. Whilst there was a lot of appreciation for 18ac, I cottoned on to that one rather quickly, and must now make my choice of COD from either 28ac or 14d. Let’s go with the latter:

“Mounted attempt and managed to get into journey in the water? (3,6)”

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2 Responses to “i Cryptic Crossword 1729 Raich”

  1. sprouthater said

    I counted 11 anagrams which is probably a bit OTT . Nevertheless a generally pleasing puzzle. 24a and 27a stood out for me.

  2. Cornick said

    Wot, no Dac? Had to step outside to check the world was still turning on its axis.
    Enjoyed this plenty though, so no complaints.

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