Puzzles from Chorybdis, newcomer Hippogryph, Chalicea and Amos.
Re Hippogryph, is this another case of missing special instructions?
Also are we still embargoed from spoilers now the next issue is out?
Spoilers allowed 🙂
Hippogryph was indeed missing some instructions, but after musing, I figured that it didn’t actually need them – they could be deduced. (Unlike Chameleon’s a few months ago, where they were required!)
A fun puzzle from Hippogryph, I can’t see any connection between the towns. Bury locally often rhymes with ‘hurry’ btw.
Ticks against 11,19,6 and 22.
18 by doesn’t work for me.
A challenging and informative puzzle from Amos, which led to a BBC Voices recording of locals discussing The Bristol L among other things. However, 29 is egregious. Am I to be permitted to clue TEEFRUOY in a down clue as ‘relax’?
“18 wordplay by definition doesn’t work for me” – tried using angle brackets.
Hi Gonzo, I’m glad that you enjoyed the puzzle. Just to confirm that the only link between the towns in the puzzle is the fact that they are all homophones of common words in English language. Your comment about local pronunciation of Bury is noted and agreed. Thanks
18: I took the definition to be ‘by Qataris’, which is ok for Arabian.
29: Definitely not Times material, but once you have the answer you know you’ve got it, and my test team liked it a lot. You can happily clue TEEFRUOY in a down clue with ‘relax’ if you can find a solution which contains it 😉
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