Cryptic Crossword

by Siddiq Islam


3 Dodgy cat simp affects me (7)

7 Somehow turn coo into fried bread for soup (7)

8 Act differently under X-ray scan (3)

9 Clumsy detective derives coulomb (7)

12 Oscar Brown wearing beret reflects upon divine literature (5)

13 Am going for cheese that’s oozing without ease (6)

16 Big gorilla bois like mushy peas (4)

17 Quick – must first rate all people in Doncaster (5)

19 Angry: zodiac in my opinion are stupid (4)

20 Bullies without upturned erectile dysfunction are just men on motorcycles (6)

22 You know what kills me? That tall black guy from Minecraft; he don’t need no man (5)

23 Get nude: yesssss, urs send me crazy (7)

26 Wearing all black to fish movie: losing my head (3)

27 Not helpful, those partaking in abuse lessons 😡 (7)

28 Dangerous as lands get worn in the summer #climateaction (7)


1 Email subject within: loves cream between brown cheeks (4)

2 Master putting yourself in despicable man’s shoes (4)

3 Unbeknownst to me, uno plus cinco minus fifty is miscalculated (13)

4 They love this bread: rear up at tip for me (5)

5 Purest cray makes spicy, spicy ingredient (5,5)

6 Rigs theses unfairly on tour buses (10)

9 ‘Vsauce, u roc!’ excitedly commented ThicccBoi79 (10)

10 Imbalanced: ded clown ok while rest of us dished out dum restrictions (6,4)

11 Sounds like more ded countryside to me (4)

14 First of all, racquet sports equipment (3)

15 I am in eating disorder-ville – all these people stuffing their mouths like they haven’t eaten for weeks (3)

18 So boring, zero stars, not coming back (4)

21 A near massacre in the rink (5)

24 Stationery restriction (4)

25 Red amogus begins, starts to work things out (4)

Editor’s note: The solutions to this puzzle can be found here.

The Poor Print

Established in 2013, The Poor Print is the student-run newspaper of Oriel College, Oxford, written by members of the JCR, MCR, SCR and staff. New issues are published fortnightly during term. Our current Executive Editors are Siddiq Islam and Jerric Chong.

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