May 29th, 2020

Quick Cryptic 1624 by Wurm

Super-straightforward today. 8 minutes for me as a clean sweep. Slight pause at 23ac, but otherwise straight through.


Across
1 Distributing stern notices brings penitence (12)
CONTRITENESS - anagram ('distributing') of STERN NOTICES
8 Tramp stuck in waste-pipe (4)
STEP - hidden word: waSTE Pipie
9 Porridge-maker round at breakfast? (7)
OATMEAL - O + AT + MEAL
11 Lunatic earl in ultimately wild country (7)
IRELAND - anagram ('lunatic') of  EARL + IN + D
12 Fanatical attack involving bishop (5)
RABID - RAID with B inside
14 Daughter by orchard tree spotted horse (6)
DAPPLE - D + APPLE
15 Skier's damaged mouth (6)
KISSER - anagram ('damaged') of SKIERS
18 Unusually wide? (5)
EXTRA - double definition, a wide is a type of extra run in cricket
20 State of sailor nursed by a Buddhist monk (7)
ALABAMA - AB inside A LAMA
21 Duck or swallow (3,4)
GET DOWN - double definition
23 Old and capacious cups for price (4)
ODDS - O + DDS. Cups as in brassière
24 Others trying to crack physics concept (6,6)
STRING THEORY - anagram ('to crack') of OTHERS TRYING

Down
2 Ten photos developed immediately (2,3,4)
ON THE SPOT - anagram ('developed') of TEN PHOTOS
3 Canvas blouses say feel bad (7)
TOPSAIL - TOPS + AIL
4 Princess is getting on plane at last (6)
ISOLDE - IS + OLD + E
5 Key often used to get in (5)
ENTER - double definition
6 Woman tempted from Nineveh (3)
EVE - hidden word: ninEVEh
7 Laugh about a young man dressing (5,5)
SALAD CREAM - SCREAM outside A LAD
10 Distances travelled about two days in former times (6,4)
MIDDLE AGES - MILAGES with DD inside
13 Brandy set out for spectator (9)
BYSTANDER - anagram ('out') of BRANDY SET
16 I’d a rose arranged for girl (7)
ISADORE - anagram ('arranged') of I'D A ROSE
17 Place noted for its fair hair? (6)
BARNET - Double definition. Barnet (Fair) is cockney rhyming slang for hair
19 Seed planted in Armagnac or nearby (5)
ACORN - hidden word: armagnAC OR Nearby
22 Celebrity going topless for sailor (3)
TAR - STAR without the first letter.