i Cryptic Crossword 3703 by Punk


i Cryptic Crossword 3703 by Punk

December 20, 2022

Difficulty rating (out of five): ⏳⏳⏳⏳

A veritable menagerie today – fish, fowl, and various other things in the food chain. I will admit to struggling quite badly after a quick start – I didn’t know the monkey or the tree at 16ac, TILT for “cock”, the second definition at 22ac, and too many other things to mention. This made for a bit of a frustrating solve here so that I was more relieved than anything to finish. If you’re a bit more up on this kind of thing than I am, I’m sure you will have found the whole to be a lot more satisfying, but c’est la vie.

CoD? I’ll go with 21d – “Nonmetal cups gobbled up by shark (6)”.

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

https://www.fifteensquared.net/2018/11/27/independent-10023-by-punk/

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