Dear Geordie and Jomac,
It is nice that one clue should stir up such a
lot of interest,I have been doing the Times xword
since about 1995,I have been doing the Telegraph on and off since the late 60's.It takes me about
20mins average,some days are easier than others.
My favourite is the ST Mephisto,and I have been
doing that only in the last 12 months.
Keep doing them,you will learn an awful lot.
My very best wishes to you,