Monthly Archives: January 2012

DT 26776

Six left after inward commute and polished off lunchtime. One new word (SAMOVAR guessed from anagram) to add to list. metal urn = SAMOVAR (Russian ‘self-boiler’) tea urn Italian aristocrat = CONTESSA

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DT 26775

A bit trickier than the usual Monday but got there in the end. Very enjoyable with some clever clues. Powerless supporter of sport (4-6) = HANG GLIDER In a zoo you may see one close up (4) = SEAL but … Continue reading

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DT 170

Misspelt the Italian motorway (gave the plural) even though it was an anagram – what a twit! Motorway(s) = AUTOSTRADA (AUTOSTRADE) Rash = URTICARIA (not in my trusty list book!) ancient city UTICA show =  AIR show up = RIA

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DT Quick 170

Unpleasantly cold (6) = CHILLY Origin (6) = SOURCE

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DT 2623

banter = CHAFF that is = ID EST kind of butterfly = COMMA I think I’ve seen these before but have yet to transfer my notebook Addition after changing sides? That’s not fair (9) = INCLEMENT addition = INCREMENT changing … Continue reading

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DT 26773

Had to look up the flower and fabric in the list book: plant = BOUGAINVILLEA material = ORGANDIE =  fine translucent cotton fade = DIE eye? = ORGAN ? = an example of Favourite definition today: one with the hump … Continue reading

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DT 26768

flirt = CARRY ON = unchecked at airport The Third Man = cricket expression of disapproval = TUT cf. BOO sign of proofreader = CARET rot = ADDLE

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