May 19th, 2020


Times Quick Cryptic 1616 by Wurm

I particularly enjoyed this puzzle as it seemed to be that good blend of challenge and get-ability which makes a QC. There were also many smiles along the way notably 1, 9, 15, and 16 down.
Last week it was my pleasure to read posts from people starting on their journeys in Crossword land and posting times of 30 minutes or more in the hope of encouraging other new starters. I fully support this as, in many ways, the QC is an intro/learning point to the joys of cryptic crosswords. All comments, as always, are greatly appreciated.
I worked mostly clockwise around the grid on this finishing in the SW with 16dn in 11 minutes.

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