While solving The Hindu Crossword 10437 by Cryptonyte (Tony Sebastian), I could spot the hidden (22d) references early on since I know Tony is getting married on 21st April 2012 (21a). And so the wedding mentions (1d, 9d), his fiancée's name (16d)…was there more? A Nina? I couldn't see one.
Perhaps in-jokes that we aren't expected to know, I thought, and left it at that.
I did wonder why 5d had a word in it for no reason at all.
Your ploy involves discretion towards the in-charge (6) TACTIC
TACT (discretion) IC (in-charge)
Why "your ploy"? Why not just:
Ploy involves discretion towards the in-charge (6) TACTIC
Then, with another look at the clues, the penny dropped.
Do you see what I see?
Will update the answer after a few hours. Follow other discussion about this crossword on THCC.
Update: The clues contain a buried message, highlighted here.
Congrats and best wishes to the happy couple.
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