i Cryptic Crossword 2242 Raich

April 16, 2018

Raich takes the Monday slot with an enjoyable, fairly straightforward puzzle. A few long anagrams, the second at 24ac perhaps easier to untangle than the first at 8ac, allowing in-roads into the grid, clear, well constructed clues throughout. And then there’s the NE corner while still being fair, was several notches higher on the difficulty scale compared to the rest. We have two place names, and Geography as long-time readers will know isn’t my strong spot. And a – yes, that really is the answer – at 5ac. Cracking the latter was the key to getting the rest, once I’d settled on an appropriate synonym for “pinch”, though 6d I must admit I’d never heard of until today.

Now to continue watching armed response police practising with – hopefully – blank ammunition over the way. The joys of working next to a police training college.

COD? I’ll go with 1d – “Absurd supermarket features, it’s said, in tourist location (6,5)”.

To February 2014:

http://www.fifteensquared.net/2014/02/24/independent-8537-by-raich/

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2 Responses to “i Cryptic Crossword 2242 Raich”

  1. sprouthater said

    Enjoyable start to the week with 12ac and 13dn being the only two answers that I found a bit obscure. 4dn got a who? Nice to hear that Policemen are being trained could do with a few round here. Shouldn’t you be working and not staring out of the window😁

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