i Cryptic Crossword 1831 Raich

December 21, 2016

Raich steps ably into Dac’s usual Wednesday spot with a fairly straightforward, enjoyable solve. I got myself into a bit of a pickle with 16ac and 17d, but the rest went in smoothly enough.

Lots to like, with COD going to 18d – ‘It’s fabulous in centre of Irwell river, travelling North (8)’.

Our IoS reprint comes from August 2012:


4 Responses to “i Cryptic Crossword 1831 Raich”

  1. dtw42 said

    Phew, that was a lot easier.

  2. sprouthater said

    Excellent puzzle, no specialist knowledge required, all words that can be found in an ordinary dictionary and no proper nouns.

  3. AndyT said

    Yes, very good, and worthy of comparison to Dac. Lots of nice, smooth surfaces.

  4. Cornick said

    Agreed on all points including the COD, the main component of which (FLOWER<) is surely canonical by now.

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