Momes here – I attempted a cryptic!
A huge thank you is owed to MentalPlayground and Steve Mossberg for taking a look at this thing and providing such thorough feedback and kind encouragement! Both are excellent cryptic constructors – check out MP’s recent midi Advent Cryptics and Steve’s site (and new Patreon(!!)).
Big thanks also to Joe, Liari, Glen and the rest of the Cryptic Crew™ on Twitch for introducing Dob and I to cryptics in the first place, and to Joe specifically for the cryptic clueing competitions on his stream. I’m sure I haven’t been the only one inspired to try their hand at setting as a result of time spent in such a thoughtful, friendly space.
Please hold none of the above accountable for mistakes in my puzzle, as I changed several things after testing and maybe took a few liberties against their advice 🥴. Also, this was my first time filling any kind of grid, so pardon the “trunches” and the one variant spelling in here – what rookie mistakes. To make up for that, I included a version of the puzzle (inspired by Steve) with hints about the devices being used in each clue. Hopefully they help!Fullscreen solve] [Fullscreen solve w/ Helpers] [.puz] [.puz w/ helpers]