Cryptic Crossword

by Tom Rose


1 Poor mark suggests something’s wrong (3,4)

5 Fix the wizard a big cheese? (7)

10 Just holding one is a long way off (4)

11 ABBA overdo dancing, honest (5,5)

12 Using some incorrect or pidgin Latin is sluggish (6)

13 ‘People known to love sheep stew’, His Highness inaccurately stated about the Spanish (3,5)

14 It makes things no greater bafflingly (9)

16 Long flowing hair sounds pivotal (4)

18 Before it reversed, craft was characteristic (5)

20 Made appeal then went adventuring again (9)

23 Pig makes fun of outdoor beds (8)

24 Fashionable to allow a little water flow (6)

25 Made it youthful to embody immortal being (5)

26 Creating a stone path without first requesting? This is Oscar taking control (9)

28 Ripped cards dishonestly rearranged? (7)

29 Dope for messy, grubby student delegate (4,3)


2 While a satisfactory Shakespeare finale features Juliet, it’s not taken seriously (2,1,4)

3 Take cover from rising rebel leader in coal mines! (5)

4 Great morning to reflect with relative (7)

6 Regularly well-fed Vienna football side (6)

7 ‘Doctor … I … like the queen … talk … monotonously?’ (5)

8 Aims for perfect morality (5,2)

9 Debatable converted campervan relocations (13)

15 Inexplicable code idiosyncrasy (9)

16 Wrongly identified street; it led behind main road (9)

17 Never step on one’s turf with shortened leg muscle (4)

19 A chemical substance concerning 007 (7)

21 Completely destroy old girlfriend with quip on lingerie midsection (7)

22 Powerless body found in Doll’s House

27 Building blocks without a ceiling? That’s arrogance! (3)

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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