January 1st, 2021

Times Quick Cryptic No 1779 by Izetti

A Happy New Year to all! To usher in the new year of Quick Cryptic crosswords we have our old friend Izetti.  An entertaining puzzle with smooth surfaces as we have come to expect. One or two trickier definitions and no less than two clues where, unusually, the definition isn't exactly at the beginning or end add a little trickery. COD to the clever surface of 22A. 20A was my last one in taking me to just over 5 1/2 minutes. Thank-you Izetti! How did everyone else get on?

Fortnightly Weekend Quick Cryptic. This time it is Phil's  turn to provide the extra weekend entertainment. You can find the latest crossword here. Enjoy! And if anyone is interested in our previous offerings you can find an index to them here.

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