A good puzzle.
Very bright future awaits the clue-writers. Any newspaper can empanel the compiler duo.
Only, newspapers in India are slow in accepting setters. They would rather take a syndicated crossword, scan it and put it in a textbox that is shrunken to the maximum limit.
When they do take in original setters, they don’t apply their minds well.
And when once they apply their minds, it is bonded with Fevicol. And the attitude is ‘Chaltha rahe, chaltha rahe’ (said in an extended, tiresome voice).
So mediocrity prevails!
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