i Cryptic Crossword 1951 Dac

May 10, 2017

Dac, consistent as ever – enjoyable, fair, and perhaps on the easy side today? Or maybe that’s just compared to yesterday’s puzzle? 🙂 First in 1ac followed swiftly by 1d, which is always a good sign, last in 24ac and 27ac. RIB for wife crops up quite often, and I can see why, but it’s one of those things that only ever appear in crosswords, so perhaps really has seen its day? Or maybe that’s just sour grapes because it took me so long to get it?

COD? Lots to pick from, with 5ac worthy of note for the smile it raised, but I’m going with 11d, because it’s exactly the sort of construction Dac makes look effortless – ‘Stuck with the blues recording being played well into the night? (12)’.

To a no doubt (still) hungover and bleary-eyed January 2013:



One Response to “i Cryptic Crossword 1951 Dac”

  1. AndyT said

    Pretty much exactly the same here, including a weary sigh about “rib”. Wasn’t 12ac a beauty?

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