i Cryptic Crossword 1863 Crosophile

January 27, 2017

This seemed as if it was going to be on the gentle side with a reasonable amount of clues solved after the first read through, however it had a bit of a sting in the tail with some tough ones that needed a bit more thought, trying to decide exactly what the anagram fodder was in 8d, the misdirection of 7 in 1a, 9d and 14d also caused some head scratching. It was all good though, I have plenty of ticks and no tuts or grimaces. Like the weather its a bit milder than the previous two days.

COD   7d  Bottom doesn’t start at base of back bone (7)

The Blog from August 2012 is here http://www.fifteensquared.net/2012/08/29/independent-8073-crosophile/

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4 Responses to “i Cryptic Crossword 1863 Crosophile”

  1. dtw42 said

    Yup, nice light-to-middling strength one today; gradual progress and finished without any periods of despair! 🙂

  2. jonofwales said

    A mixture of easy and harder clues, my last few in were 8d and 18ac. Yes, I have a definite blind spot when it comes to hidden words. Lots to like, favourite 27ac amongst many good clues.

  3. AndyT said

    Plenty of good clues today, my favourites being 1 and 14. A nice way to finish off a good week of puzzles with plenty of variety.

  4. Cornick said

    You sum it up nicely sprouthater. Plenty to enjoy indeed.

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