I can`t say I found it very simple, but in the end, I got there and I needed a handful of hints from Pommers, thank you. Well, 19a was a secret to me, 4d too. My lack of knowledge about sport is always my loss. I spent too long with 3d trying to fit bust in response. And that was years ago before I got 15d, even though I lived here. Thanks to Campbell for activating my old grey cells today. Internet was turned off most of the morning, which didn`t help. 9a Sound Level for Listeners (6) STRAIT: The type of sound that lies between the isle of Anglesey and North Wales sounds like (for listeners) a word that means level or is aligned. Apologies for a bit of Dire Straits . . .
Some puzzle grids contain more than one good answer for the same set of indications. These are called Schroeder or Quantum Enigma, in reference to Schroedinger Cat`s thought experiment in quantum physics.  Schroeder`s puzzles have been published frequently in places such as Fireball Crosswords and The American Values Club Crosswords, and at least ten have appeared in the New York Times since the late 1980s.  The New York Times Puzzle newspaper for November 5, 1996 by Jeremiah Farrell had a rating for 39 across, the “Lead story in tomorrow`s newspaper, with 43 Across (!) this is the first time I have  The answer for 43 Across was ELECTED; Depending on the outcome of the presidential election that day, the answer for 39 across would have been correct, either with CLINTON or BOBDOLE, as well as all the corresponding downward responses.  On September 1, 2016, Ben Tausig`s Daily New York Times Puzzle had four squares that gave rise to correct answers, which read both above and down when Solver occurred either “M” or “F.”  The theme of the puzzle, LEFLUID OF GENRE, was unveiled with 37 across in the middle of the puzzle: “Having a variable identity as suggested by four squares in this puzzle.”  Oh love, not a week of toughies more in the cryptic. The 8 clues administered then found it to be a bad job. Thx for references Today`s crossword puzzles: Mussorgsky – Images At An Exhibition (Sir Simon Rattle) followed by ELP – Pictures At An Exhibition. Crossword puzzles are rare: a healthy addiction. While there is no shortage of opportunities to spend time traveling or pausing, few leave their minds restarted as deeply as a good puzzle. In Italy, crossword puzzles are generally larger and larger than the French, 13×21 are a common size. As in France, they are generally not symmetrical; Two-letter words are allowed; and the number of shady squares will be kept to a minimum. Nomen (including surname) and infinitive or past from participation in verbs are permitted, as are abbreviations; In the big crossword puzzles, it is common to put in the middle of the grid sentences of two to four words or surnames and surnames.
A variant of Italian crossword puzzles does not use shady squares: the words are limited by the thickening of the grid. Another variant begins with an empty grid: the Solver must insert both the answers and the shady squares, and the Across and Down notes are either sorted by line and column or are not sorted. 7a daughter, back badly, in decline (5) DROOP: D (aughter) followed by a reversal (verso) of a word meant bad or low grade. A gentle walk this morning with lots of good indications. Favorite 8d. Thanks to everyone. I crossed this one until the 14a. Discovered the anagram, then convinced me that there was no anagram, since the second word was definitely a guide! Anyway, he ended up leaving and coming back. I learned something new with 22a, not a character I knew.