March 17th, 2020

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Times Quick Cryptic 1571 by Izetti

I found the last Izetti I blogged really hard but, by contrast, this one proceeded calmly and smoothly. Each sector filled in by turn from NW, NE, SE to SW finishing with LOI 14ac on a quite surprising and very satisfying 7:35.
I had a few pauses for decision points on the way - I’ll mention these as we go.
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Times Cryptic 27614

I've no solving time to offer as I nodded of at my first attempt with fewer than a quarter of the answers in place. On resumption a little later I completed the grid in 29 minutes which is not too bad for me, but my overall impression was that it was a toughie and I shall be interested to read how others fared.

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