i Cryptic Crossword 2220 Dac

March 21, 2018

After yesterday’s travails, something on the gentle side to ease us through mid-week. I’m guessing ATS at 25ac will have been as much a mystery to other solvers as it was to me, but the answer was pretty obvious so I’ll forgive Dac. As to the rest, there’s nothing particularly controversial, or anything to cause too much in the way of delays. Service as usual from our Wednesday setter – always good clues, always smooth surfaces, what more could you ask for?

COD? 16d – “Government department is getting in millions in tax (8)”.

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5 Responses to “i Cryptic Crossword 2220 Dac”

  1. sprouthater said

    Slightly held up by not reading 4ac properly and using the wrong anagram fodder. I didn’t know 7dn and 23ac could be used in the way Dac indicated but of course he is correct. A fine if not too challenging puzzle.

  2. batarde said

    Agreed, a welcome change of pace after yesterday. Nothing much to slow the proceedings down, but plenty to enjoy along the way.

  3. dtw42 said

    Very busy day at work today, so wasn’t able to give this more than a cursory glance until evening. Fast start … stalled for a bit … then got going again and not too bad in the end. Somewhere between yesterday’s horrorshow and Monday’s walk in the park. Rather liked my last one in, 26ac.

  4. Cornick said

    Dang. I was sure you’d go for 11d as COD.

    ATS new to me too.

  5. More enjoyable than yesterday’s.

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