i Cryptic Crossword 2314 Raich

July 9, 2018

A gentle, enjoyable start to the week from Raich. Lots to like – the definition at 12ac, the “rider” in 18d, the rhyming slang in 19d, and “I’m obliged” in 23d – just for starters. Yes, I thought this was very good. Only the one unknown at 5d, for me at least, but I doubt if many struggled. All in all a nice way to kick off the working week.

COD? Too many to choose from today, but I did think 11ac was very nicely done so I’ll go with that – “Adult party bringing cause to feel embarrassed (5)”.

To March 2014:

http://www.fifteensquared.net/2014/03/24/independent-8561-by-raich/

PS Happy birthday to Cornick, our stalwart Saturday blogger. πŸ™‚

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2 Responses to “i Cryptic Crossword 2314 Raich”

  1. batarde said

    Just right for Monday: gentle without being trivially straightforward. I am not convinced that’s a machine in 4ac, nor that “no role model” is quite the phrase which would leap to mind with regard to 23d – but both amused me anyway. Good stuff.

    Many Happy Returns to Cornick. πŸ™‚

  2. sprouthater said

    It as alright for a Monday, thought it relied heavily on single letter additions or subtractions and abbreviations. 13ac and 27ac both went in without quite knowing why.

    Happy birthday Cornick have a pint of Cornwall’s finest ( HSD) on me☺

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