i Cryptic Crossword 2670 Klingsor

August 29, 2019

I didn’t have much time to solve today, so I was glad to see that our Saturday Prize Puzzle reprint comes courtesy of Klingsor who I generally find to be pretty solvable. One or two caused me some grief – 7d, where in my ignorance I was expecting only the one S, 28ac, where the note was an unexpected one, and 29ac where – despite spotting ST as the attention seeker it having come up recently, I got in a bit of a mess with the rest of the parsing. The dangers of trying to solve like the clappers. But solve I did with a finish time considerably under par for the i.

COD? With lots to appreciate as ever, I’ll go with 3d – “It’s late, so suppress a yawn? (10)”.

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4 Responses to “i Cryptic Crossword 2670 Klingsor”

  1. Michaelatcobblerscottage said

    Yes, a good enjoyable solve, with a bit of challenge but all very gettable.

    Not heard of the note Ut in TENUTO,but what else could the answer have been? and there it is in Wikipedia, so that’s ok. Took me a while to see the send/route homophone for ROOT, and was momentarily caught out again by that ST thing in STONIEST that we had recently. Otherwise, all very straightforward. I loved YEAR IN YEAR OUT, which was very good.

  2. batarde said

    A funny mix of the trivially straightforward and the rather thorny, but not in the end a particularly troublesome puzzle to solve. As Cornick says, with Klingsor you just follow the instructions and it all works out nicely given a bit of thought. One tick for 10ac, and two – a rare accolade – for 11d.

  3. dtw42 said

    Busy day here so done in fits and starts. Failed on 6dn at the end.
    Agreed that 11dn was jolly good.
    2dn, though, felt like one of those attempts at an &lit that just ends up being a dead-giveaway straight clue.

  4. Cornick said

    Beautifully pitched I thought – as accomplished as Dac, but satisfying enough for the medium experience level of solver .
    Agreed on the quality of those already mentioned, along with several others.
    If you read these posts Klingsor, it must be nice to have the puzzles still being appreciated.

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