i Cryptic Crossword 1740 Eimi

September 6, 2016

Solvers unaware that the i reprints old Independent puzzles might have been somewhat bemused to find themselves tackling a puzzle based around the 2012 Oscars, but we know better of course and are ready for such eventualities. 🙂 The NE and SW corners were a particularly nasty bit of grid construction, less forgiveable now than then as the thematic material has faded somewhat into obscurity, at least as far as I was concerned. The rest though was fairly straightforward and enjoyable.

COD? 6d – ‘One character in Western having a setback – what a pity! (5)’.

Back to February 2012, and the day following the Oscars bash:



One Response to “i Cryptic Crossword 1740 Eimi”

  1. AndyT said

    Huh – that grid. Still, structural infelicities aside I thought this was rather a superior puzzle: gentle but with a thematic twist and a few corking clues. 12ac was my favourite.

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