DH 05/02/19

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afrit
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DH 05/02/19

Post by afrit » Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:08 pm

It has been some time since I last drew attention to this compiler's efforts, but I could not let today's puzzle go by without comment.

Of 30 clues 10 are anagrams, a glaring example of lack of variety in clue writing. In addition there are 3 partial anagrams.

Drugs affected Alec Caith's puma (15)

Ted Aitch's undies lost in old Indonesia? (5,4,6)

No moon? Die tortured in Russian Church feature? (5,4)

I.C.McRae somehow made of clay (7)

I would appreciate any information people may have regarding Messers Caith, Aitch and McCrae.

I am still of the opinion DH must be paid extra for each "?" used.

Finally, a nice example of poor grammar; Rider, after positions, tear into court? (10)

zinzan
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Re: DH 05/02/19

Post by zinzan » Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:22 pm

No argument from me. The least attentive setter in the SMH.
Doesn't try to make good clues - just a set of words (or less) followed by a number in brackets.

He does, however, make some of the other setters look okay.

crowsman
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Re: DH 05/02/19

Post by crowsman » Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:40 am

I agree those anagram clues are appalling, in addition to the excessive number.

From afar, can I assume that Alec had an additional "r" in his surname? At least that issue provided some interest.

afrit
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Re: DH 05/02/19

Post by afrit » Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:17 pm

Yes, Typo on my part.

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