DA for the 21st of May, 2021

The word on the street is that tomorrow’s DA is both very difficult and very excellent.

Report about whether it’s worth persevering with here.

4 thoughts on “DA for the 21st of May, 2021

  1. My SPOILER list of the themed clues….
    Across – 8,10,11,12,15,20,22,24,25,27
    Down – 1,2,6,21,25
    That makes 15 in my book.
    There are also a number of clues that could lead one to think that they may be themed but aren’t. These are:
    Across – 14,26
    Down – 4,7,13,16
    The other possible ‘red herrings’ are 9a and 18d.

    I’m still a bit awestruck, not only with the idea of this crossword, but also with the skill in producing clues like this. It’s worthy of
    Derrick Somerset Macnutt (Ximenes) and Jonathan Crowther (Azed) among others.

  2. Tim, thanks for the pointers, but I’ve got which clues were undefined.
    If, as you say, it’s in the realm of Ximenes and Azed, kudos to DA, and looking forward to the reveal.
    AS might have to put this under DA Gold, Platinum, or Motherlode.

  3. It’s one of his best as far as I’m concerned (but then I’ve only been doing it for a couple of years) so probably efficiently worthy of Motherlode, Platinum, Gold…. or MPG (see what I did there Gayle?!!! ;)

  4. Good on Tim. I’m thankful!

    Devilry. Artistry. Really outstanding compiler kyboshes solver!

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