i Cryptic Crossword 2125 Dac

November 29, 2017

Well, even by Dac’s high standards that was good, with a rare (first even?) mini-theme in a couple of the clues. A few entries that were new to me, but the always fair, clear cryptic parts left no doubt as to the correct answer. Another how-to guide for would-be setters. On the easy side for a Wednesday, but no less enjoyable for it.

COD? 20ac – “Woman asking for opposite of 11?”.

We’re still in the summer of 2013 over on the other side:

http://www.fifteensquared.net/2013/07/24/independent-8354-dac/

5 Responses to “i Cryptic Crossword 2125 Dac”

  1. AndyT said

    Slightly surprised by some of the vocabulary, since Dac isn’t usually one for chucking out-of-the-way words around. Neither a complaint nor a problem: just an observation.

  2. Jimbo said

    Now this was more my cup of tea, compared to yesterday’s. A relatively easy but still most enjoyable solve for a Dac. Annoyingly I made one mistake on 22, putting an F instead of an N and rushing on without thinking. LOI 23 and my CotD 7.

    I (pun intended) note that the original clue for 25 has changed, if the 15×2 blog is correct. I wonder why? Could it be related to a recent price rise for the dead tree version?

  3. dtw42 said

    Super-busy day’s work means I’ve only just finished this. Thus, solving in dribs and drabs makes it hard to determine how long I took over it or how easy/hard i thought it was. 23dn was last in for me too, Jimbo. And good spot on the 25 clue change (funny, when I solved that one I thought how I dislike I=current and how they could have made reference to the paper’s own price instead)…

  4. This is my level of difficulty. Enjoyed this one and completed within my allotted one hour.

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