If you have feelings of despair, please allow yourself to be distracted by my latest cryptic crossword. Go at it with a Hop, skip and a jump. Solution and explanations are in the following post.
Scroll down for a browser-solvable version. (There are no “check” or “reveal” buttons, but you will get a confirmation message if you have fully filled in the grid correctly.) Or print off the standard or inksaver versions.