Mephisto 3304 – Shift logical right – don’t fall into the bit bucket!

This was a moderate Mephisto, and I mostly did pretty well with it, but I ended up struggling in the NE.    It’s pretty easy to get stuck when you know how a clue must work, but can’t manage to get all the right pieces in the right place.  

Sunday Times Jumbo Cryptic No 5091 by David McLean — all unwrapped

This fruitcake is chock-full of seasonal nuttiness, with a good number of clues that wouldn’t work nearly as well at any other time, which makes it generally quite easy. The few unusual words and more difficult parsings really stood out.