(the circled answers are either incorrect or benefited from the Saturday Age)
This one took a long time to get done. I didn’t have all that much time to devote to the crossword, and, quite frankly, I didn’t get very far early on when I tried. Thankfully, RC, N? (she’s new!) and I got together at a Melbourne Cup Day barbecue to hammer out most of it and leave ourselves mightily perplexed by three clues we could not answer.
As usual, this crossword features some DA Gold and DA Confusion. What is unprecedented is the amount of DA Teachings on offer: I learnt seven new words from this one crossword alone!