Loplop Cryptic #003 [7×]
As promised, I made a cryptic mini this week! I think I’ve figured out some rules of thumb for making more accessible cryptics — in descending order of impact:
- Straightforward definitions (so no “question mark definitions”)
- Non-compound wordplay (so only one wordplay per clue)
- Smaller grids (so less work for both solver and setter!)
I’m hoping to challenge myself and construct a 15× puzzle next, so it might take longer than usual — perhaps two weeks?
Thanks to Michael Colella for the test solve, and hope you enjoy!
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