February 16th, 2021


Times Quick Cryptic 1811 by Tracy

If only I'd have got 1ac straight off, I think his would have been another fast solve. As it was I ended up chasing around the grid and filling in piecemeal. Still, I'm not complaining about 9 minutes. I'll be interested to hear how you got on - particularly whether 1ac hastened your solve (or not).

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  • jackkt

Times Cryptic 27902

I worked at this for 50 minutes but eventually had to give up with two answers unresolved, and resorted to aids. One of them I might have stood a chance at as I have blogged the answer before, a couple of years ago, but the other I never had a hope in hell of getting as the word itself is obscure and I didn't know one of the elements in the wordplay. In several other places I biffed and couldn't see the wordplay until writing the blog.

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