i Cryptic Crossword 2984 Kairos

August 31, 2020

The last Bank Holiday before we get to the Christmas season, we’re off to go and look at the sea, and so thankfully then an IoS reprint that was on the easy side. The spring and crossing 4ac / 7d caused a little difficulty at the close, but elsewhere the only problems encountered were a pen giving up the ghost halfway through and a late-summer hayfever induced bout of uncontrollable sneezing. I would say that some sea air will sort the latter, but Barry Island is known for its floral displays. Perhaps Covid will have put paid to that. Anyway, there’s a Nina absolutely nobody was expected to spot – see the comments over on the other side for more detail – and little that will have caused difficulty elsewhere. All in all a nice start to the week.

Finally to COD, with my nomination going to 4ac – “Outstanding leader in Eastern Levant perhaps (8)”.

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5 Responses to “i Cryptic Crossword 2984 Kairos”

  1. batarde said

    Hello everybody, and my apologies for the unexplained absence. Computer troubles, alas. Rather enjoyed this puzzle, which featured some pleasingly crafty definitions. The Nina went over my head for some reason, however. 🙂

  2. Topsy said

    For a change, I found this fairly easy going and enjoyable. I did think it was was easy for a Thursday…. yes, my brain is currently addled due to exactly what, I have no idea 😀
    P.s. welcome back Mr B!

  3. Cornick said

    So the justification for that fairly execrable grid of six barely connected parts was a private joke no-one was expected to get. Hmm, Kairos, less of that please.
    Enjoyed some of the clues plenty though, and delighted to have the Batardish one back to join in the fun.

  4. saboteur said

    Nice and straightforward, and enjoyable stuff.

    Good to have you back, Batarde.

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