August 16th, 2019

Times Quick Cryptic No 1419 by Orpheus - How's yer mother off for dripping?

I found this a nice middle-of-the-road difficulty puzzle from Orpheus today as it took me just under my target time of 5 1/2 minutes. We are treated to some lovely smooth surfaces and a smattering of  none-too-obscure general knowledge including English and Asian geography, chemistry, embroidery and a literary reference. If you did yesterday's 15x15 you might have had a bit of a sense of déjà vu over the king at 13A, which was my COD. I also liked 11A and 14A. Lovely job, Orpheus. Thanks. So how did you all get on?
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