July 13th, 2021


Times Quick Cryptic 1916 by Joker

With apologies to those uninterested in football, I've found it impossible not to draw references from Sunday's game.

I found this something of a test - not in the same league as the Italian football team - but a test nevertheless. 13 minutes ticked by until I finished with the second of the two long down clues.

Quite a few of the down clues are really very clever.

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  • jackkt

Times Cryptic 28028

Solving time: 28 minutes. I don't know that having 6 double defintion clues is excessive, but having 5 of them in the Down clues in close proximity made blogging them very repetitive.

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.

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