Anax in the Independent   3 comments

Today’s (Tuesday) Independent puzzle is an Anax effort. A number of clues suggest a theme, but you don’t really need any knowledge of it. Just gone midnight as I type this and the puzzle isn’t showing yet, but it should be there shortly: http://www.independent.co.uk/extras/puzzles/crosswords/cryptic/

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Posted April 24, 2012 by Anax in Crosswords to solve

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  1. That was a lot of fun. One across is particularly satisfying.

    Any chance of an explanation for 6ac and 25ac?

    Cheers.

    • Hi Crucifer
      6ac is just a hidden reversal (in ‘Detectives proceed’). 25ac is the only obscure reference in the puzzle – you need to know that the mild stimulant is SIRI, another name for ‘betel’, which you reverse along with SO.

  2. Gotcha. Thanks. Should have spotted the 6ac wordplay but got hung up on COPS. I have dutifully squirrelled “siri” away for future reference.

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