November 17th, 2020


Times Quick Cryptic 1746 by Hurley

Another speedy one with the clock stopped at 7:17. Would have been quicker had I not stumbled over LOI 2dn where I didn't get the abbreviation for a while. Plenty of good anagrams and COD at 1dn.

Could I just check with the crew, please - I always refer to answers in the preamble by number rather than the actual answer. I've always done this on the basis that anyone who's stuck on a clue and wants to check which is the definition, may not appreciate seeing the answer up front.
Anyone with an opinion, please let me know.

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  • jackkt

Times Cryptic 27824

I had most of this done within 40 minutes but three or four answers held out against my best efforts taking me close to an hour when I finally gave up and used aids for the last one. I knew the word but was unable to bring it to mind because the wordplay relied on a total obscurity (i.e. a word I never heard of).

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