Can't fully figure out clue (so may have wrong answer!) ...
Clue (24A) is: "European ignoring Asian or African leader" (7).
I have letters I - - - I - N, which suggests ITALIAN as a likely answer, but why? Or if not, what's the proper answer?
Last edited by times_addict (2010-03-22 16:23:40)
The answer should be IBERIAN. Thats SIBERIAN or LIBERIAN minus the first letter.
Last edited by JaneFairfax (2010-03-23 06:25:13)
Well done. I wonder if the constructor deliberately designed that clue so that people would immediately think "ITALIAN".
If you're interested, I've made a cryptic crossword of my own (my first serious attempt at this) and you can see it on my website. It's called the Cryptic Colossus. I'd like to know what you think of it. Cryptic crossword construction is something of an art - I'm not sure I'm quite cut out for it.