December 15th, 2020


Times Quick Cryptic 1766 by Wurm

After a great start with 1ac and 1dn going in straight away, it went rather downhill from there so I'm happy that I managed to struggle home just 10 seconds under 10 minutes.

COD 21ac as a reminder of happier times.
LOI was 19dn which took some parsing even if it was biffable from the definition. So this was good for me - how was it for you?

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  • jackkt

Times Cryptic 27848

Solving time: 40 minutes, but this was a technical DNF.

As usual definitions are underlined in bold italics, {deletions and substitutions are in curly brackets} and [anagrinds, containment, reversal and other indicators in square ones]. I usually omit all reference to positional indicators unless there is a specific point that requires clarification. I apologise if experienced solvers find some of my explanations are too detailed or obvious, but I am increasingly aware that our readership is expanding by the day to include solvers making the journey from the Quick Cryptic to the 15x15 and my intention is to ease their path.

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