AVCX Cryptic 11/09/23 by Ali Gascoigne, edited by Steve Mossberg

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Puzzle Notes

Hello all!

We're thrilled to have the wonderful Ali Gascoigne back from across the pond! Ali sets for many of the UK's top venues, like The Times, The Independent, and The Telegraph, and also shows up over here with both cryptic crosswords and the other sort in places like the New York Times. He's always ready with a smooth and clever clue, and today's offering is full of them.

Here's Ali:

Great to be back in the AVCX. Many thanks to the team for having me and to Steve for his excellent editing, some of which we were lucky enough to be able to do in person on his recent UK visit. Hope you enjoy.

Have fun with this one! We'll see you in two weeks for the next episode.

Happy solving,
Steve + the AVCX Cryptics team