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@BradJ

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Hey all! My name's Brad and I'm pretty new to Crosswords. (They're a good distraction seeing as my main hobby—Bridge—isn't really functional at the moment).
I got into doing Cryptic crosswords with some friends around mid 2021, and at the end of August decided to try set one for one of their birthday presents. The puzzle in setting them seems pretty cool, so I've kept at trying to do it; and am very much learning on the job as to how they work!
I hope that my little creations bring you some amount of joy similar to what I've already derived out of making them :)
15x15

A rather square cryptic

· Published 1 day ago

There's some good and some bad in this grid. I really like most of the fill and some of the clues / wordplays are cute. The grid has a pretty awkward shape, but the solve is somewhat aided by a gimmick explained below. Thanks to Skaldskaparmal and Li...
13x13

A rather pointed cryptic

· Published 25 days ago

A hoy hoy!
A bit of a smaller grid this time, and mostly easier clues. This one goes out to all my friends who tolerate me badgering them with random clues at odd hours.
15x15

A rather supportive cryptic

· Published about 1 month ago

15x15

A rather criminal cryptic

· Published 2 months ago

In this grid, each across entry is linked to a down entry. The letter next to the enumeration is to link to clues and make is easier on the solver :)

The across clues all lack one letter in their wordplay that is superfluously given in the associated ...

In this grid, each across entry is linked to a down entry.

The across clues all lack one letter in their wordplay that is superfluously given in the associated down clue. All of the down clues give a word, which need to have said letter removed and mo...
15x15

A rather English cryptic

· Published 6 months ago

15x15

A rather vengeful cryptic

◆◆ · Published 6 months ago

This isn't the most impressive grid on the block, but hopefully it's still a fun one to try ^_^
I'd like to thank those who politely told me where I should stick the original version of some of these clues.
15x15

A rather dashing cryptic

· Published 6 months ago

I've taken a while to tinker away at this grid. Still learning, still experimenting; and I'd like to thank all the people who give me any feedback about what they liked / disliked.
5x5

Nov mini cryptic 13

· Published 7 months ago

This Nov initiative has had a good run.
Life got in the way of my setting a grid yesterday; and the week coming's ramping up to the point where I think I need to temporarily call it here.
I hope that you've all enjoyed trying to solve these as much as ...

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