johninterred (johninterred) wrote,

Weekend Quick Cryptic 22 - Number 22 by 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. This time there is hidden message hinted at by the title.

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 help, click the label below.
Some hints and tips:

  • The message is 3 pairs of words in across rows (although the third pair need to be reversed when you join them up).

  • 11A is a bit cheeky and not a clue you would expect in a Quick Crossword as it has a "reverse cryptic" element, i.e. a clue where the answer can be treated as wordplay to generate the clue. It should be easy from the definition and checkers, but the wordplay requires you to split the answer into 2 and apply one part to the other.

  • Some may be tempted to spell 8A wrong - check you are using only the letters in the "anagrind"

And click on this label to get the solution.

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