Posted by rightback on 28th April 2007
Solving time: 42 mins; one missing (1ac).
A common feature of Araucaria’s puzzles is the inclusion of very long phrases spanning multiple clues with very complex wordplay. This week’s complementary phrases were SOMETHING OF THE NIGHT and YOU CAN’T GET THE STAFF THESE DAYS, though the connection only occurred to me after solving. I needed plenty of checking letters before solving the second phrase which made this puzzle slow going before then.