i App Cryptic Crossword S0006 by Hypnos

January 16, 2022

Difficulty rating (out of 5) ⭐️⭐️

Although a bit trickier than that in places.

Hypnos has given us a pleasant solve today with some nicely cryptic definitions and bits of misdirection.

A few were bunged in and then parsed laboriously afterwards – like the subtractive anagram for STEELY DAN, and I hadn’t realised that Oliver Hardy also did silent movies, but generally speaking things went in with more amusement than puzzlement this time.

COD could have been the dinky clue for AMRITSAR, but this one has two lots of misdirection:

27a A lot trained after time with aid for drivers – like the AA (8)

And here’s the original blog, which also appeared on a Sunday and, unusually for an App-only puzzle, from just 4 years ago, and well before Andrew Marr left his job at the Beeb.

Independent on Sunday 1444 Hypnos

5 Responses to “i App Cryptic Crossword S0006 by Hypnos”

  1. jonofwales said

    2* here too for an enjoyable offering. Wonder if we’ve seen it before? Good to see the updated clue!

  2. Grodnik said

    2* also with a few edging upwards. Somewhat disappointed with clue for 20d. Definition it just isn’t. How about “Paper indicates drunk Greek characters”? Yes, I read chemistry at university. Happy new year to all. NDY

  3. Saboteur said

    Very pleasant. Just right for a lazy Sunday afternoon.

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