January 19th, 2021


Times Quick Cryptic 1791 by Oink

Well, I have to say I made a real pig's ear of this one and put it down to a bad day at the office. I would be telling porkies if I said I found it easy - at my usual target time, the grid was still littered with unsolved answers. There was a lot of grunt work to grind out some answers (including the two hiddens) and there was a sting in the curly tail when I just couldn't see loi 22ac until the 'vacation' clicked. I, naturally, now expect everyone to say how easy it was. For me it was hats off to Oink who left a calling card at 20dn. 18 (long) minutes it took in the end. COD 7dn.

So let's chop to the chase and see the answers.

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