April 24th, 2020

Times Quick Cryptic No 1599 by Mara

A lovely quickie from Mara today, mostly quite straightforward, I thought, although the SE corner held me up a little. It wouldn't surprise me, though, if others didn't find it very easy as one or two clues (e.g. 1A, 21A and 24A) are, in retrospect, maybe a little tricky. I loved the combination of 3D and 13D and that our setter didn't cross-reference the clues, which must have been tempting. I also liked the sneaky definition at 24A. 22D and 15D were my last two in as I finished under my target time at 4:48. COD, I think, to 21A. Thanks Mara! How did you all get on?

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