Ichabod is itchy

October 17, 2006

Cryptic crossword

Filed under: crosswords — by ichabodisitchy @ 6:12 pm

I’ve been working on a cryptic crossword for a project that my lovely friend Maxine (a.k.a. Petrona) is doing at work, and she has kindly let me put it up here as well. So here you go– have fun!

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* Starred clues are of a kind and lack definition.
Across

   1 Funds for flu victims? (7)

*  5 Day passage. (7)

   9 Dangerous ruin — good to take down. (5)

10 Dine on bean… seconds? (7-2)

11 Insect wing. (3)

12 Hardwood from east Bolivia is taken to New York. (5)

*13 — R (5)

14 Conducted about Dover. (5)

*16 Boxer takes some rest. (9)

19 Pool tribe out to make a quick buck. (9)

20 Drink with heavy load in charge. (5)

*22 Endless ache in interminable Youth Training Scheme. (5)

24 Softwood taken by graduate who left South America. (5)

26 Dry broadcast. (3)

27 Superior upper shore damaged. (4,5)

29 Some haemophiliacs have a hip bone. (5)

30 Lycra worn by the French and Scottish essayist. (7)

*31 Tire me out without right. (7)
Down

   1 Pleased about having blown the house down? (7)

*  2 Carry snake to tree-top. (9)

   3 Gold coin for scout. (5)

   4 Sad to see rancid flour rows. (9)

   5 Peculiar joke. (5)

   6 Frozen jewels? (3)

   7 Churchman beheaded for crime. (5)

   8 Penguin for entering Rome backwards. (7)

13 Public awareness has little importance. (5)

*15 Hidden in the gazebo at Kew. (1-4)

17 Sign up for sour lemon rent. (9)

18 Marquee Evita put up with care. (9)

19 Note unknown fashionable fortune-teller. (7)

*21 Caught at Delphi perhaps? (7)

23 Cuban soldier reversing into car. (5)

*24 Empty force within. (5)

25 Bail out one with witness. (5)

*28 Even theory. (3)

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June 14, 2006

Cryptic clue of the day

Filed under: crosswords — by ichabodisitchy @ 11:29 pm

"Rule keeps some teams one nil up" (4)

Go to the cryptic creations page for the solution. 

June 11, 2006

Cryptic clue of the day

Filed under: crosswords — by ichabodisitchy @ 8:25 pm

"It's too hot for the twenty redheads standing outside church" (8) 

See the cryptic creations page for solution.

June 10, 2006

Cryptic clue of the day

Filed under: crosswords — by ichabodisitchy @ 8:01 pm

"Possession of girl wearing ring proved England's saving grace today" (3,4)

Go to the cryptic creations page for the answer. 

June 7, 2006

Cryptic clue of the day

Filed under: crosswords — by ichabodisitchy @ 3:47 pm

" Blog that creates my Dior heaven!" (2,4,2,4)

See cryptic creations for the answer. 

June 6, 2006

Cryptic clue of the day

Filed under: crosswords — by ichabodisitchy @ 7:23 pm

"Captain Hook and the Sheriff of Nottingham possibly have holiday home in the South" (8)

Go to cryptic creations for the answer.

May 31, 2006

Cryptic clue of the day

Filed under: crosswords — by ichabodisitchy @ 11:10 pm

"Sailor tosses around birds" (9)

Go to cryptic creations for the answer.

May 24, 2006

Cryptic clue of the day

Filed under: crosswords,Uncategorized — by ichabodisitchy @ 8:21 pm

"Go look in a search engine" (6)

Highlight this space GOOGLE for the answer.

May 23, 2006

Cryptic clue of the day

Filed under: crosswords,Uncategorized — by ichabodisitchy @ 9:30 pm

California, say?

Highlight this space STATE for the answer.

May 22, 2006

Cryptic clue of the day

Filed under: crosswords,Uncategorized — by ichabodisitchy @ 8:46 pm

To celebrate Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's birthday, here is a special Sherlock-related clue.

Prof. Moriarty taken out by poisoned air of Dr. Prior? Elementary my dearest!

Highlight this space IRENE ADLER for the answer.

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