AVCX Cryptic (3/3/2022) - by Patrick Berry, edited by Patrick before he sent it to us, basically

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Puzzle Notes

Hello again, cryptic lovers and cryptic tolerators! We've got a treat for you this week, a fresh cryptic from the Boss of Puzzles himself, Patrick Berry. We love Patrick Berry in these parts because he makes our editing job SO EASY: open file, solve, nod, done. A delightful experience all around! If you want more puzzles by Patrick Berry (and who would not), I suggest you head straight to his website, A-Frame Games, which has many PDF collections of cryptics and puzzle extravaganzas for sale, including the brand new meta crossword suite Heavy Meta.

Next week we'll be taking a week off from our regular 15x15 cryptic to bring you a mini cryptic by Stella Zawistowski, designed to be extra friendly to beginners. And since there are many levels of beginners, there will be multiple PDF options available, with and without extra hints.

Knights leave lantern in the future (5) --

-- Francis (and the AVCX Cryptic crew)