**Hello! You’ve found one of my cryptics from before I figured out how to make cryptics well! Please enjoy the diamonds in the rough, but expect neither elegance nor fairness. It takes a while to learn how to do it right!**
Hello, puzzle friends!
It’s time for another variety cryptic at Square Pursuit. Once again, I’ve tried to keep things pretty approachable for all solvers while putting a tricky clue or two into the puzzle for the experts. I hope this one is as fun to solve as it was to make!
I’m so thankful for the warm welcome I’ve received from folks in the cryptic community on both sides of the pond. Setters, solvers and streamers have been incredibly kind and encouraging to me as I continue to my explorations in this new form. Special thanks to ky, Hayley Gold, and Neville Fogarty for test solving this one, and helping me make it as good as it could be.
Take care, enjoy, and I’ll see you on Wednesday with a themed non-cryptic crossword!