As I wrote on Sunday, this puzzle didn’t leave me feeling disappointed as previous Sunday crosswords have. While not easy, there was satisfaction to be derived from solving some of the clues, although rather too many of them were double definitions. And as for 23 down, I look forward to reading your views. Continue reading “ST Cryptic No 2473 – Review”
I slipped up at 17D, but the rest was done in about an average time for a Times puzzle. Probably slower than it should have been, but I’m getting used to this setter’s style and tend to play safe with the answers that feel weak, like 21 and 13, and wait for plenty of checking letters. Continue reading “DT Cryptic No 25864 – Review”
A difficult puzzle, with a phrase that spreads over three clues. This was made even more difficult online as the order of the second and third clues was not immediately obvious. I think the best way to tackle this particular puzzle is to complete the centre block of 6 clues and then work outwards from there, although 1 across and 2 down give a good foothold into the top part.
I was sailing through this one at a rate of knots until I hit 24a, where the wordplay held me up for ages until the penny finally dropped, swiftly followed by a bout of self-kicking! As usual the answers are hidden inside the curly brackets – select the white space inside the brackets to display the answer, but do try to get it from the hints first.