i Cryptic Crossword 1981 Dac

June 14, 2017

Quite a tricky offering today, I thought, with a few where I was uncertain about the parsing. 21ac (I cheated to get the answer, and still think the wordplay a little fishy), and 9d (which I guessed correctly, albeit thinking NET = Score) chief amongst them. It seems to have been business as usual over on the other side, so perhaps it’s just me.

Lots of ticks though as ever, with COD going to 2d – ‘Reach end of flight and feel sad (5,4)’.

To February 2013:



4 Responses to “i Cryptic Crossword 1981 Dac”

  1. sprouthater said

    Quite tricky indeed. I didn’t like 21ac even though I knew the answer. Quite a few others were difficult to parse.

  2. AndyT said

    Oh … mostly read and write here, and I liked 21ac.

  3. dtw42 said

    Another in the “found it quite tricky” camp. Needed all the crossing letters of 21ac before the penny dropped, but at that point I was reasonably happy with it. Liked 9dn when I finally spotted it. The SE corner seemed a bit heavy on not-very-good words, IMHO.

  4. I’m obviously not moving in the right circles. Didn’t know the Tracey Ullman song. or the type of coffee bean. 🙂

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