Posted by rightback on 19th April 2008
Solving time: 11:40
This puzzle had a theme of 12 double word phrases, where the second word in one phrase was the first in the next. Starting with 9ac, these were BLANK, CARTRIDGE, PAPER, TIGER, SNAKE, PIT, STOP, SHORT, CIRCUIT, BOARD, GAME, POINT and back to BLANK, and the definitions in each clue were to the relevant phrase and not the individual words. Very clever indeed, and although this isn’t really my type of puzzle and so I didn’t enjoy this as much as a normal crossword by this setter, I’m sure others will say the opposite.