Monthly Archives: June 2013

DT 2696

Intelligent primate training another (8) = MANDRILL intelligent primate = MAN, train = DRILL

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DT 244

Row endless work with drill makes on the rocks (8) = BANKRUPT row = BANK, work = RUN, endless = deletion, drill = PT Speed of an amateur penning short review (8) = ALACRITY an amateur = A LAY, short … Continue reading

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DT 27211

Box with ‘far, far better’ character (6) = CARTON Sidney Carton from Dickens’s “A Tale of two Cities”.

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DT 27212 – DT 27216

DT 27212 Company doctor’s card (4) = COMB company = CO, doctor = MB Sailor climbs rope – this one? = (7) = RATLINE sailor = TAR, climbs = reverse in down clue, rope = LINE DT 27213 A container … Continue reading

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DT 27209 and 27212 Quick

DT 27209 Smarten up (8) = TITIVATE Fire (4) = SACK Beam (3) = RAY Haze (4) = BLUR DT 27212 Play-(pretend to be dead) (6) = POSSUM Column (6) = PILLAR Twisting force (6) = TORQUE

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DT 243

Kid won over, reportedly (5) = SUEDE reportedly = h. won over = SWAYED h. SUEDE = kid Smoked ham and tripe (6) = GAMMON Athenian statesman qickly grasping Latin (5) = SOLON quickly = SOON, Latin = L Moon … Continue reading

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DT 2695

Another great Sunday puzzle. Had all the checking letters then took me a while to figure out why these were correct. Writer of annuals sort of (4) = HARDY double def. Thomas Hardy/Hardy annuals Capital that’s ministers responsibility? not quite … Continue reading

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