Not a puzzle to complete this time, but something rather remarkable which appeared in The Times on 15 September 2022 (here, if you’ve got a subscription). Dr. Desperate takes up the story:

“A cruciverbalist mate sent me a heads-up to today’s Quick Cryptic crossword in The Times of London, which contains a ‘Nina’ (a hidden message which appears in the grid, but is not indicated in any way by the clues; named for the American caricaturist Al Hirschfeld, famous for hiding his daughter’s name ‘Nina’ in his drawings). And here it is…”



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