May 18th, 2021


Times Quick Cryptic 1876 by Tracy

Well, I was one who didn't find yesterday's easy and I struggled even more on this - so maybe I'm just having a bad week. I'll take some slow solves in exchange for our new found, but to be cautiously enjoyed, freedoms. Several around the grid caused me to go back more than once - the roll of 'honour' is 4dn, 18dn, 8ac, 12ac, 23ac and, most of all, LOI 10ac which went in with something of a guess. Lots of clever surfaces and anagrams - maybe I didn't have my anagram head on today. 13 minutes but all, luckily, navigated in the end. Now I expect you all to say how ridiculously easy you found it!

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