December 11th, 2020

Quick Cryptic 1764 by Tracy

Nothing to scare the horses here, I think. Overall a nice set of surfaces, my favourite has to be 10ac. 6 minutes for me.

Across
1 Look at and follow monitor (8)
WATCHDOG - WATCH  + DOG
6 Husband joining club in English city (4)
BATH - BAT + H
8 Blow the whistle on store (4)
SHOP - Double definition
9 Demanding deep thought, expert discovered (8)
PROFOUND - PRO + FOUND
10 Play safe with cooking utensil (5,3)
PETER PAN - PETER (a safe or trunk) + PAN
12 Stolen goods found in WC close to theft (4)
LOOT - LOO + T (last letter of THEFT)
13 Pathetic complaint backed by the Parisian (6)
FEEBLE - BEEF (complaint) backwards + LE
15 Extreme dislike of bowler, perhaps flushed with anger (6)
HATRED - HAT + RED
17 Car in showroom in Islington (4)
MINI - hidden word: showrooM IN Islington
19 Consumed as a joke, reportedly by editor (8)
INGESTED - Sounds like IN JEST, plus ED
21 Mother unhappy about the name on the cover of a magazine? (8)
MASTHEAD - MA SAD with THE inside
23 Behind schedule, learner driver worried (4)
LATE - L + ATE
24 Catch that woman pinching article (4)
HEAR - HER with A inside
25 Plays followed by blue film (3,5)
TOY STORY - TOYS + TORY

Down
2 The tale involved sportsperson (7)
ATHLETE - Anagram ('involved') of THE TALE
3 Manage to fence small thicket (5)
COPSE - COPE with S inside
4 Police officer parking in hollow (3)
DIP - DI + P
5 Furry creature in field, greedy guts (9)
GROUNDHOG - GROUND + HOG
6 Reserve permit for small publication (7)
BOOKLET - BOOK + LET
7 Got upset about an Argentinian dance (5)
TANGO - Anagram ('upset') of GOT with AN inside
11 In attendance, holding papers for chief executive (9)
PRESIDENT - PRESENT with ID inside
14 Minor celeb's sore? (7)
BLISTER - B-LISTER
16 Level ground, with no rain, for Badminton competitor? (7)
EVENTER - EVEN TERRAIN minus RAIN. Badminton being the venue for an annual equestrian competition
18 Middle of trial: judge becomes furious (5)
IRATE - I is the middle letter of TRIAL, to judge is to RATE
20 Part company in Croatian resort (5)
SPLIT - Double definition.
22 Period of time in Chad, a year (3)
DAY - Hidden word: chaD A Year