i Cryptic Crossword 2266 Raich

May 14, 2018

Raich today, and a thoroughly enjoyable, pretty straightforward start to the week. I did spot the county name across the top of the grid which helped when I inexplicably got stuck on 2d, but didn’t spot the rest of the thematic material, because… Well, cricket really isn’t my game. Well done if you did spot it. 6d was new to me and I needed all the checking letters. LOI 21d where it took me too long to spot that we were looking for a river and a boat rather than a river boat to do something with.

COD? 25ac – “Sidelined boy troublesome to begin with in such a rebellious way (13)”.

To January 2014:



2 Responses to “i Cryptic Crossword 2266 Raich”

  1. dtw42 said

    Yes, nice and easy but enjoyable. Despite cricket not really being my thing either, I too (a) spotted the top row name which helped with the first few downs, and (b) spotted a few answers that linked to it and suspected a few others.

  2. batarde said

    A civilised ball game for a change. Well played sir, etc etc. Very much enjoyed this: a Monday level crossword with upgrades. Also some pleasing vocabulary which you don’t see every day, like 4 and 6d. We’re off to a good start this week.

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