Hello, cryptic folks!
It’s quiptic time again! As usual, it’s one device per clue, and the helper version tells you which device it is! I hope this one’s fun for new solvers and speed demons alike. Thanks to folks who have been dipping their toes in, racing each other, or streaming these to spread the cryptic love to new people. It means a ton to me!
A note on helper annotations: sometimes I use the phrase “letter sequence” after a clue. That’s my way of saying to look for an acrostic or alternating letter device without telling you exactly what to do and ruining the fun!
Thanks to Will Eisenberg for the test solve!
Take care and enjoy! I’ll see you on Wednesday with a blocked cryptic which should give a stiffer challenge.