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Mini Cryptic Crossword #2

· By Jamixiy · Published 2024-05-14T05:49:13.001Z

Constructor's Note
My cluing game is starting to get a bit better, let me know what you think!
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  • nate 🤓1:34 · 2024-05-14T08:18:37.270Z
    Fun! I think "Lightens" should be "Lighten" to match the tense of the answer, and 4D might be improved by more clearly indicating that ET comes after IB ("alien passes education program"?). Otherwise really enjoying your foray into cryptics!
    • Jamixiy constructor · 2024-05-14T12:45:00.712Z
      Thanks for pointing those out! Fixed. And thank you for the kind words :D
    • Naja 12:09 · 2024-05-14T13:25:05.187Z
      My head exploded
      • Sendhil Revuluri 1:24 · 2024-05-14T14:06:12.666Z
        I always appreciate mini-cryptics because even if I get just a few of the entries, I’m not left staring at a gigantic mostly-empty grid 😃
        This time I got all of them except 5A — I see the definition (“text entries”) now and the B-LOGS parsing but don’t quite get the wordplay yet.
        Look forward to more!
        • The Noah 🤓4:03 · 2024-05-14T23:11:21.341Z
          I think they were going for B as an abbreviation of black and LOGS meaning big branches.
        • Jake A 🤓1:09 · 2024-05-14T15:19:13.910Z
          Nicely done!
          • The Noah 🤓4:03 · 2024-05-14T23:08:40.203Z
            I DID IT! I'm enjoying your cryptic era
            • Arty 3:23 · 2024-05-14T23:41:31.654Z
              Nice clues, fun enough to solve. Education program is something in UK (I'm in US, don't know that reference)? Next level on cluing is to have the clues themselves have improved meaning, i.e., more clues like 1!
              • Jewel 4:16 · 2024-05-16T03:05:20.540Z
                Good puzzle
                Stirred teas quench (4)
                1. 1A
                  Stirred teas quench (4)
                2. 5A
                  Text entries of black big branches (5)
                3. 6A
                  Shelter X on time (4)
                1. 2D
                  Narco scrambles to make nut (5)
                2. 3D
                  Lighten game company of south-east (4)
                3. 4D
                  Yeah right, alien passes education program! (1,3)