i Prize Cryptic Crossword 2289 by Phi

June 16, 2018

Saturday 9th  June 2018

Bit trickier last weekend. Not to start with perhaps – 1a and 1d were pretty obvious – but a few archaisms here and there made it difficult to be sure if those answers were correct – I’m thinking of Pomfret, Redound, and Under the Rose.

Quite a few ticks here & there too though, as usual, with my favourite being the Russian doll style 6d:

One insisting church invests  in apiary, and then in fruit and dairy produce (9,6)

Which ends rather a brief blog really, considering I’ve had all week to come up with something interesting to say!

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2 Responses to “i Prize Cryptic Crossword 2289 by Phi”

  1. batarde said

    Something of a return to form in my opinion, and a well chosen clue of the day. Nothing much else to say, however. I note that this week’s grid is a funny one, so perhaps there’ll be more to comment on next Saturday. Phi has the Inquisitor slot too – he’s a busy chap.

  2. jonofwales said

    I struggled badly last week, not helped by the lack of a dictionary when solving so I couldn’t confirm some of the slightly odd answers, and my confidence in my own solving abilities having completely deserted me. Oh well…

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