April 27th, 2020

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  • jackkt

Times Cryptic 27649

I'm standing in last minute for Ulaca who is feeling under the weather at the moment and I'm sure we all wish him a speedy recovery.


My solving time for this was 24 minutes but I felt I was on target for a much faster time. Although there were two words unknown to me they were not the cause of my delay as they were clued with very clear wordplay. My problems all came in the SE corner where some answers had mostly vowels as checkers, something I find often hinders the thought process.

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  • jackkt

Times Quick Cryptic 1600 by Wurm

Solving time: 10 minutes. A milestone puzzle but I can't find anything to mark the occasion other than a customary excellent offering from Wurm. As I always note on these occasions (they always fall on my blogging days) this is actually the 1601st Quick Cryptic because an unnumbered puzzle was published on-line on Christmas Day 2014.

I would mention that the 15x15 may be worth a go today for those with aspirations to move up to it. There are two or three words I wasn't familar with but the wordplay was helpful. Some of the other clues would not have been out of place here.

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