Monthly Archives: February 2014

DT 27420

Peacekeeping type, we hear, is not requested (8) = UNSOUGHT we hear = h. peacekeeping type = UN SORT h. UNSOUGHT Volcanic crater plays part in topographical derangement (7) = CALDERA So much French spirit causing uncontrolled outburst (7) = … Continue reading

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DT 2731

Another great puzzle. One state very briefly joined with another, in short (7) = VERMONT very briefly = VER, another (state) in short = MONT (MONTANA) A form of support for ship, perhaps, at sea? On the contrary (6) = … Continue reading

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DT 27421 – DT 27425

DT 27421 Lots of very smooth clues e.g. Exchange prisoners of war in turn (4) = SWOP prisoners of war = POWS, turn = reverse Mixed with: Basic requirements for ship launching (7) = SLIPWAYS DT 27422 Wonder created by … Continue reading

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DT 27414

Habit of Victorians taking very cheap beer even for them! (11) = FARTHINGALE beer = ALE, very cheap beer (for Victorians) = FARTHING ALE FARTHINGALE = Victorian habit; kind of crinoline for extending a dress out from the waist Three … Continue reading

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DT 2730

Hesitate on moral grounds? It’s of little weight (7) = SCRUPLE

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DT 27415 – DT 27419

DT 27415 French beard and pigtail, say, put on for party (8) = BARBECUE French beard = BARBE, say = h. pigtail = QUEUE h. CUE Sulky demeanour (8) = CARRIAGE double def. Chinese official in loose jacket (8) = … Continue reading

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DT 27409 – DT 27414

DT 27409 Well held ! (8) = ESTEEMED Ship, possibly a drifter (5) = TRAMP double def. Land of the living? (5) = GLEBE Can’t find this sense of living in Chambers but Collins has living = BENEFICE DT 27410 … Continue reading

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