i Cryptic Crossword 2954 by Peter

July 27, 2020

This was Peter’s first crossword when it appeared in the IoS online in 2016, and very well crafted it was too. Right at the easiest end of the Indy spectrum, this would be an ideal crossword to recommend for anyone very new to what is obviously the best pastime in the world; on the other hand experienced solvers will have doubtless polished it off in a jiffy.

I did it one quarter at a time, each completed before moving on to the next (this grid didn’t give as much interlinking between them as I would have liked, if your reading this Peter) with only the spelling of Picallily (or whatever it is) holding me up for a bit at one point. Not my condiment of choice that one, but another good clue.

So no quibbles from me, my favourite among the clues being this one:

24d Extolling the virtues of peeled fruit (6)

Peter – who I think I’m correct in saying is a she – is likely to be appearing about once a month for the foreseeable.

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10 Responses to “i Cryptic Crossword 2954 by Peter”

  1. saboteur said

    Yes, a welcome addition. A good and enjoyable solve, at the easier end to be sure, but none the worse for that.

    All nicely parsed, and no quibbles or queries on completion.But who these days would refer to a radio as a tranny?

  2. Gasmanjack said

    Wonder why they chose to change the clue for 18 from the original in 2016?

    • Cornick said

      That’s interesting Gasman – I did the online version which hasn’t changed from 2016; what does the dead-tree version have?

  3. thebargee said

    Snap, Cornick! I too completed each quarter before moving on to the next, but it tends to be a bit of a habit with me anyway (although I rarely succeed).
    Thoroughly enjoyed this, and I think it’s my quickest ‘i’ crossword solve to date. I rather liked 5a for its surface.

  4. dtw42 said

    Yes; a pleasant and swift solve here too, if a slightly unsatisfactory grid.

  5. The tortoise VM said

    I await eagerly for the next Peter offering,
    It may have been on the easy side for the experts,
    but personally I thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of this crossword, perfectly balanced for for the average solver. Well done Peter.

  6. Henri said

    Easiest in a while

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