Monthly Archives: September 2012

DT 205

Desert that woman? On the contrary (6) = RATHER desert = RAT, that woman = HER Rough lough, say (3-5) = EYE-RHYME Cryptic def. EYE-RHYME = words similar in spelling but differing in pronunciation. Hunter spoke after game (6) = … Continue reading

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DT 2657

Bear with oddly brash, pompous official (4-3) = POOH-BAH bear = POOH, oddly = odd numbered letters of Guy’s wife (3) = RIB double def. to ridicule or make fun of = RIB = slang for wife

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DT 26978

Record solving time! Splendid to be seen with Parisian here in Cornish river, on the surface (11) = SUPERFICIAL splendid = SUPER, Parisian here = ICI, Cornish river = FAL

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DT 26983

A report shocking magistrate once (7) = PRAETOR shocking = anag. (of A report) favourite clue: I had taken the initiative and watched others working? (5) = IDLED I had = ID, taken the initiative = LED

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DT 26982

Tricky one this… Officer is more offensive (6) = RANKER double def. Satisfied eating ace food (4) = MEAT satisfied = MET, ace = A ‘Number Ten’ ace has it worked out (11) ANAESTHETIC worked out = anag. (of Ten … Continue reading

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DT 26981

The arsonist’s foe ties farmer in knots (4-6) = FIRE-MASTER in knots = anag. (of ties farmer) Billy’s child? (4) = CHIT Double def.

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DT 26980

Legendary king soon bagged prey on top of mountain (9) = AGAMEMNON soon = ANON, bagged = written inside, prey = GAME, top of mountain = M

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