johninterred (johninterred) wrote,

Weekend Quick Cryptic 14 - Season's Greetings from Johninterred

My fellow TimesforTheTimes contributor and expert solver, Phil Jordan, and I are continuing to produce crosswords to fill the gap left by the Saturday Times not having one. The plan is for us to alternate, publishing one a fortnight, and this week it's my turn. As it's our last of the year I've included a bit of a seasonal theme.

You can find links to the crossword here and the answers below. Feel free to leave any comments or questions here as you would do on TfTT.
Before looking at the answers, if you would like some additional hints and tips, click the label below.
[Hints and tips...]

  • The grid includes the names of 5 members of a famous team and their manager. One of the names is in a less usual spelling, but trust the wordplay to get to the correct version.

  • In the spirit of the QC of introducing solvers to different clues types and setters' tricks, there are a couple of clues that introduce some play with punctuation. In one of them you need to ignore it completely, but in the other it is really quite important.

  • And, finally, a piece of general knowledge which I hope is familiar - there is reference to the singer of "When a Man Loves a Woman".


And click on this label to get the solution.

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