This is the fifth installment of the Fortnightly Topic Challenges Rerun described here and the forty-sixth installment of the FTCs overall, with topics suggested and voted on here. This fortnight's topic is ""Tales From the Cryptic"" (suggested by Stiv) and will span from the 27th of December to the 9th of January. During this period, we will compile the list of relevant questions and post it as an answer to this question.

In the meantime, please go and propose and vote on future challenges!

Everyone have fun, and happy puzzling!

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"Tales From the Cryptic"

I can't see any trace in past FTC's of or being used (or even suggested) as a theme, so I reckon its about time...

Specifically, this suggestion is a recommendation for combining one of these two cryptic tags with the tag, and making use of cryptic clues (or a full crossword) within a specific setting or further context (for example, as many of @jafe's more recent 'Gladys' puzzles have done very ably).

If the Cryptic Clue Chat Chains (CCCC) in The Sphinx's Lair chatroom are any indication, we have a flourishing group of very able (or at least very up-for-it!) setters and solvers hungry for cryptics - this should give them something to get their teeth into!


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