I’ve got a tricky one coming on Wednesday so why not start the week of with a quiptic? As usual, it’s one device per clue, and that device is freely given in the version with “helpers.” This one has two less common devices in it (especially from me). I hope it’s fun for newcomers and grizzled veterans alike!
Thanks, as always, to Will for test-solving!
Take care and enjoy the puzzle! Back with a tougher blocked cryptic the day after tomorrow.