June 9th, 2020


Times Quick Cryptic 1631 by Orpheus

This seemed really hard at first but then the answers started rolling in and I completed in 11 minutes. An enjoyable and eventful solve with LOI 16dn, a new (or forgotten) word to me at 18ac, four answers of 11 letters or more and a raised eyebrow (which has since been lowered) at 7dn. COD to 6dn because there's a fair amount going on in it.

Here's how I got on:

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  • jackkt

Times Cryptic 27686

I took 25 minutes for all but 17ac & 19dn, and after staring at these two for another 10 minutes I decided I didn't know them so gave up and resorted to aids, and I was right, I didn't. I think the setter must have enjoyed putting together this puzzle that's rather cheeky in places!

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