There was a time when I thought I'd try and write more block cryptic puzzles for the site. And like all well-intentioned good habits like, say, working out more and saving more money, etc., the notion disappeared into the ether just as quickly as it appeared. Hope springs eternal. Still, this was one I'd made a while back for a book. But, I updated a couple clues, blah blah blah. Anyway, it was intended for the uninitiated, I think, and if you are one of those uninitiated, here's a write-up for how to do them. Enjoy.
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Share the puzzle. New one on Monday.