Causal consistency is an intermediate consistency model that can be achieved together with high availability and performance requirements even in presence of network partitions. In the context of partitioned data stores, it has been shown that implicit dependency tracking using timestamps is more efficient than explicit dependency tracking. Existing time-based solutions depend on monotonic psychical clocks that are closely synchronized. These requirements make current protocols vulnerable to clock anomalies. In this paper, we propose a new time-based algorithm, CausalSpartanX, that instead of physical clocks, utilizes Hybrid Logical Clocks (HLCs). We show that using HLCs, without any overhead, we make the system robust on physical clock anomalies. This improvement is more significant in the context of query amplification, where a single query results in multiple GET/PUT operations. We also show that CausalSpartanX decreases the visibility latency for a given data item compared with existing time-based approaches. In turn, this reduces the completion time of collaborative applications where two clients accessing two different replicas edit same items of the data store. CausalSpartanX also provides causally consistent distributed read-only transactions. CausalSpartanX read-only transactions are non-blocking and require only one round of communication between the client and the servers. Also, the slowdowns of partitions that are unrelated to a transaction do not affect the performance of the transaction. Like previous protocols, CausalSpartanX assumes that a given client does not access more than one replica. We show that in presence of network partitions, this assumption (made in several other works) is essential if one were to provide causal consistency as well as immediate availability to local updates.