Monthly Archives: February 2012

DT 26800

Quite quick (1/2 commute) today. GODOWN = storeroom; East Asian warehouse BARK = SCRAPE esp knees/shin

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DT 26799

A few new ones but all gettable in the end from the wordplay: mint (type of mint plant) = PENNYROYAL charge = IMPOST = tax esp. on imports measure = ROOD = 1/4 of an acre RETAIL(S) = tell(s); recounts … Continue reading

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DT 174

Eyeglasses suitable for Van Gogh ultimately = PINCE NEZ PINCE NEZ = glasses without ear stems resort (re-sort)= anag. feet = IAMBI BUCKLER = small round shield COUR = risk? cover? ALMONER = former social worker; official distributor of alms

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DT 26797

religious = PI (OUS)

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DT 26796

Favourite clue has to be: Last item removed in strip? (5) = THONG could also be a double def. as: LAST = cobblers model of a foot on which a shoe is made or repaired BABEL = pandemonium run = … Continue reading

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DT 2627

Slightly easier than usual for a Sunday but very enjoyable. Lots of clever clues but no new words. Part of political policy tried after ten failed schemes (5) = PLANK plan A, B, C e.t.c.

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DT 26792

More difficult than usual for a Saturday? redhead = RUFUS Favourite clue: Eulogist for Caesar J? The Opposite (7) = ANTONYM

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