i Cryptic Crossword 2244 Dac

April 18, 2018

A thoroughly enjoyable puzzle from Dac today, although that’s probably stating the obvious as his puzzles are rarely anything else. 3dn was the only new word for me but the clue made it fairly straightforward, the only other obscurity was the author at 16dn which was nicely hidden in the clue. 11ac went in with a question mark the clue had both “in” and “house” in it but I couldn’t see what the “fellow” was doing, this is all explained over on Fifteensquared where there are a few tetchy comments regarding 18dn strangely as it seems fine to me.

Lots of candidates for COD, 4ac ,12ac,6dn and 10dn all worthy but I really enjoyed

14dn  Boss has little time at work: out to lunch for the most part (3,6)

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7 Responses to “i Cryptic Crossword 2244 Dac”

  1. dtw42 said

    This was a lot nicer than yesterday’s. All done and pleasant enough. 🙂

  2. batarde said

    Yes, happy camper here too, as far as the crossword goes. Utterly dumbfounded by the “travel” headline on the facing page though.

  3. jonofwales said

    Thanks for covering today. Nice and straightforward, the only problems being of my own causing – thinking SATIN might be the sticky substance – of course it’s not – and completely missing the hidden word in the SE corner until the very last.

  4. That debate all got a little tetchy across on 15×15, didn’t it?

  5. Far too tough and obscure for me. Need much help. Some of the clues are far too wordy.

    • sprouthater said

      Sorry it has taken me so long to approve your comments. I was out yesterday evening and failed to spot he email until this afternoon . Don’t let my tardiness or this particular puzzle put you off all comments are welcome.
      Phil

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