May 5th, 2020


Times Quick Cryptic 1606 by Tracy

I got nowhere in the top half of this puzzle so dropped down and built it back up again. Finally, I was left with three clues - 4ac, 4dn and 8ac which eventually fell in that order. Just over 10 minutes for what, in places, felt a little tricky. Apart from those three, solving this in a reasonable time seems to depend on getting the two long downs and the long across.
COD to both 4dn and 15dn which were the best of some clever, intriguing clueing. Thanks for the fun, Tracy.

With a question over the passing of 18 down, here's how I worked it out.

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