i App Cryptic Crossword S0029 by Crosophile

June 26, 2022

Difficulty rating (out of five): 🌟🌟

Today’s puzzle can be found online here, available for free, though you do need to register first:

Hairstyles of various descriptions this Sunday, which I must admit passed me by completely, perhaps because I was preoccupied with the references to bees, and the somewhat odd word at 17ac. This was all solved in a jiffy, nonetheless, with a question mark against the parsing for 15d, and several false starts with the I at 5ac. Having hive in both the clue and answer at 1ac struck me as being a little odd, but the rest was I think sound and without controversy. An enjoyable Sunday diversion should you be looking for one.

COD? I’ll go with 17d – “Crack cocaine’s related to immorality (7)”.

All the answers and parsing of the clues can be found in Fifteensquared’s blog from May 2018:

http://www.fifteensquared.net/2018/05/22/independent-9861-crosophile/

2 Responses to “i App Cryptic Crossword S0029 by Crosophile”

  1. Cornick said

    So that explains why MULLETS was clued without reference to hair! Went looking for a Nina and a pangram (2 short) but didn’t think ghost theme.
    Never mind. A lovely puzzle, and a nice start to the day.

  2. Saboteur said

    Completely missed the ghost theme. Even so, an enjoyable solve, in one-star time for me. Just right for a pre-lunch g&t on a Sunday.

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