DA for the 17th of May, 2013

This week’s cryptic will probably be less controversial, less memorable, less DA than last week’s. Doesn’t mean it won’t be worth talking about it.

So talk about it here.

DA 19,996 (17 May 2013)

DA 19,996 (17 May 2013) - Solution

9 thoughts on “DA for the 17th of May, 2013

  1. You’re right, AS. All of the above. The swashbucklers of last week might find this week’s too smoothsailing. Got to work really late last Friday .. DA might have to answer to the productivity commission. But making up for it today.

  2. tonight brings a merging of 2 of my passions! I can tackle DA, with Eurovision as accompaniment. Could it get any better?

  3. I’ve swapped Eurovision for spooner’s rottle of bed, seems to be working, have most of the left side and even understand some of it. Right side looks like it might need a bit of help (or perhaps one less glass)

  4. A double feature in Monday’s SMH 20/5 with an LR cryptic, and a DA Omega. LR is a light romp with good surfaces. But I think he’s caught DA’s obsession with cup sizes. Could DD not be handles, or chain clips, or designated driver, or failing twice, or 1K or a thousand other things?

    The Omega is not my cup of tea and won’t be partaking. Too much like a general knowledge quiz, second in a row from DA. I don’t get it, all that work required of both the setter and the solver for not much fun cruciverbally. Only 4 more sleeps to FriDAy!

  5. Hi DA. A bit late I know. But I really thought the Age people would do something to address their blunder in publishing an old Puzzle/Comics page last Saturday. Can you speak to someone? May have to switch to the SMH.

  6. Greg, if you contact The Age they will post or email you the correct version of the puzzles. An apology will appear in this Saturday’s page.

  7. nf, I think that those of us coping with Eurovision and the DA crossword are a rare breed indeed. Others don’t know what they’re missing!

  8. @Viv and nf re Eurovision, I know exactly what I’m missing and I’m forever grateful for the fact that I am missing it!

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