i Cryptic Crossword 2071 Hypnos

September 27, 2017

Our second IoS reprint of the week comes courtesy of Hypnos, and is pitched at about the level you’d expect. That said, it took me a while to make headway, probably because I made heavy work of the anagrams at 1ac and 5d. Entering the answer for 21ac at 11ac probably didn’t help matters either, but never mind. 14d I needed to check, given my pitiful knowledge of football, but that was the only unknown.

COD? 5d – “Shift in political soul that’s outwardly deceptive (7,8)”.

Fifteensquared’s a bit up and down today, but here’s the link to the blog from 2013:

http://www.fifteensquared.net/2013/06/09/independent-on-sunday-1215-by-hypnos/

Should that fail, try the Internet Archive.

5 Responses to “i Cryptic Crossword 2071 Hypnos”

  1. Cornick said

    5d was first one in, 12a last one in. Everything in between straightforward, enjoyable and as it should be.

  2. sprouthater said

    Started off as a bit of a write in but that didn’t last too long. All good though except 14dn which I ignored.

  3. AndyT said

    A perfectly decent crossword, only somewhat marred by the inclusion of that leather bladder chaser. I did enjoy Helen Mirren’s cameo, but on the subject of the cinema surely there are only two Italian actresses? 3d clearly wasn’t going to be La Lollabrigida, making the other one a write in. My point being that we could probably have managed without the “Italian” bit.

    My compliments to Mr Maize on yesterday’s Indy puzzle which was entertaining and very clever, as I have come to expect. Splendid work once again, sir.

  4. Struggled in the NE corner…

  5. allan_c said

    ‘Rearing’ in 12ac as a reversal indicator? Fine in a down clue but a bit unfair in an across, I thought.

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