i Cryptic Crossword 1987 Dac

June 21, 2017

Our usual mid-week treat from Dac that I found to be on the easyish side, though with fewer write-ins than usual, perhaps. If that isn’t a contradiction. A few unknowns for me – 12ac and 17d – but the wordplay couldn’t have been any clearer. Some discussion over on the other side regarding 20ac, but the blogger’s explanation looks fine to me. Hands up who was trying to remember who wrote Tintin when they first looked at 16ac.

COD? 3d – ‘Learner who is working to become wise (6)’.

Back to February 2013:



3 Responses to “i Cryptic Crossword 1987 Dac”

  1. AndyT said

    I did think of Tintin: Hergé, wasn’t it? Anyway, that was my favourite clue today. It’s one of Dac’s infrequent pangrams today, assuming you get 20ac right.

  2. Didn’t finish. Pet = Sulk? New to me… Didn’t know 12a either.

  3. Cornick said

    Some say easier, some harder, I say average Dac. Except maybe more proper nouns than we’re used to.

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