i Prize Cryptic Crossword 1780 by Morph

October 29, 2016

Saturday 22nd October 2016

You may recall that Phi’s North-East England themed puzzle took up the Tuesday berth in last week’s roll call – in what now seems to be the favoured slot for ‘gimmick’ type puzzles.  So on Saturday we had Morph taking his place in a rare weekend appearance and with a relatively straightforward offering.

Plenty to enjoy in a crossword of just 25 clues – which I filled in much more quickly than I usually do  with Morph – although the homophone at 1a was sufficiently audacious (and impressive) to hold me up considerably at the end.

Full blog from 2012 is here.

And favourite clue for me was the pleasingly succinct 10a:

Frank – sex-change dad? (11)



3 Responses to “i Prize Cryptic Crossword 1780 by Morph”

  1. AndyT said

    Mr Observant here was so busy looking for a theme or other tomfoolery that he failed to spot that the setter was Morph, and just assumed that Phi was in a funny mood. I was clearly impressed because “Outstanding!” is scrawled in the margin, and there are ticks all over the place. Splendid stuff, and accessible too.

  2. Michael said

    Smashing puzzle. “Transparent” in the original puzzle came a couple of years before the same pun as the title of the award-winning Amazon series. I guess some i solvers familiar with the series may have been less impressed last week, which is a pity.

  3. jonofwales said

    A thoroughly enjoyable puzzle, perhaps easy by Morph’s standards, but still tricky in places. I see my copy has lots of ticks by the clues. 🙂

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