Crosswords: still tough

I like to consider myself an intelligent guy. Science, English, Kwik Maffs, a smattering of modern foreign languages, a good general knowledge (not films though – I don’t do films)… generally, I’m ok. But, despite reading several (or more) articles entitled How To Do Cryptic Crosswords or similar, I still have actually no idea How To Do Cryptic Crosswords.

The Crossword Guy who designs the monthly crossword here on 6000 miles… very patiently takes me through the clues and explains how they relate to the answer. There are certain rules and phrases which are used to point you in the right direction. I get this.

But it does seem to me that those rules don’t always apply.
And that makes things quite difficult.

NEVERTHELESS… You might be better at cryptic crosswords than I am (wouldn’t be difficult) and you might want to have a go at March’s offering.

Who am I to deny you that pleasure?

 
 

As ever (because the plugin doesn’t always work) if you can’t see the puzzle just above this line, then you need to click here.

And, just because I don’t always follow the rules either, I got both the film-related clues in this month’s puzzle.

Happy crosswording.