Monthly Archives: August 2012

DT 2653

Two very good (IMHO) misdirection clues: Attach atom, more or less, for a bit of a lark, say (6) = PINION attach = PIN, atom more or less = ION, lark = bird Medical treatment for elders for example? (4,7) … Continue reading

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DT 26942

Animal with another animal on American railroad (5) = RATEL americn railroad = EL (elevated railroad) Silence young dog with savoury doughnut (4,5) = HUSH PUPPY silence = HUSH, young dog = PUPPY RATEL = honey badger HUSH PUPPY = … Continue reading

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DT 26948

What could make the dear very upset (6-7) = BROKEN HEARTED Reverse anagram BROKEN = anag. of HEARTED = the dear See one old troublemaker round about was lurking (8) = LOITERED see = LO, one = I, old troublemaker … Continue reading

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DT 26951

In France she welcomes one after vicar making early morning call (8) = REVEILLE in France she = ELLE, welcomes one = insert I, vicar = REV Nice misdirection in the definition: Note during conflict targets barrels for collection (5,5) … Continue reading

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DT 2652

Capital company suffering from inflation (5) = CAIRO company = CO, suffering from inflation = full of AIR

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DT 2651

Stakes minimal money as I deal crookedly (8) = PALISADE minimal money = P (ENCE), crookedly = anag. of as I deal Leading teacher’s original advance (9) PRINCIPAL double def. PALISADE = stakes; fence made of wooden poles PRINCIPAL = … Continue reading

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DT 26950

No new words but some tricky word play in the clues: Plenty tested out of bounds (5) = AMPLE tested = SAMPLED, out of bounds = remove first and last letters This’ll slay you: a wag less than sincere! (7) … Continue reading

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