June 7th, 2019

Times Quick Cryptic No 1369 by Pedro

I find Pedro has the knack of combining the straightfoward clues needed to get you going with some that need a bit more thought, and today's crossword did just that for me. Nothing too obscure or difficult, but not easy, and some devious definitions and a couple of tricky bits of wordplay meant I took well over a minute over my target of 6 minutes. Smooth and entertaining surfaces abound and there are a few garden paths to wander up... as I duly did. A bit of a tester to end the week, I think. Thanks Pedro! How did you all get on? [On edit] If you found it difficult, don't despair, you are in good company as even the experienced solvers found it hard.
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