DT 27427 – DT 27431

DT 27427

They may be high – that’s unlucky, we hear (5) = JINKS

we hear = h. Unlucky = JINX h. JINKS = they may be high

Quick:

Lowest rank of peerage (5) = BARON
Ship’s middle (5) = WAIST

DT 27428

Favourite clue:

Copper strangled by a fat round count (7) = DRACULA

copper = CU, strangled by = containment, a fat = LARD, round = reversal

Two ways of viewing something that invigorates? (7) = REVIVER

two ways of viewing = palindrome

Quick:

Murderer (6) = KILLER
Coastline curve forming a bay (5) = BIGHT

ES Cryptic

Sinewy captain? (6) = LEADER

double def.

It’s within the province of the Belgians (5) = NAMUR

double def. (town and province on Belgium)

DT 27429

Run out of gear in a flash (6) = STREAK

What type of leather has changed colour? (8) = SHAGREEN

changed = anag. (of has), colour = GREEN

Showing great fear, with time for cold looming (8) = TOWERING

showing great fear = COWERING, time = T, cold = C, with time for cold = replace C with T

Quick:

Went under (4) = SANK
Cerise (6) = CHERRY

ES Cryptic

Young Simpson with a hereditary (4) = BART

double def. BART = abb. BARRONET

Erica or Edward (4) = HEATH

double def. Erica = plant of the heath genus.

DT 27430

Pretty tricky – probably wont have time for any others, no hat-trick today.

Start of spring? (8) = WELLHEAD

Fabulous wife‘s shut up an run off = PENELOPE

shut up = PEN, run off = ELOPE

bloody getting sewn up (6) = DARNED

double def.

Maybe just time for the Quick:

Ascend (5) = MOUNT
Overfill (4) = SATE
Suspended (4) = HUNG

DT 27431

Slander a hundred old students at start of event (10) = CALUMNIATE

a hundred = C, old students = ALUMNI, start of event = E

Youngster terribly dainty getting to trouble important lady (9) = TWEENAGER

terribly dainty = TWEE, to trouble = NAG, important lady = ER

A possibility for welcoming in daughter? (8) = ADOPTION

&Lit, A = A, possibility = OPTION, welcoming = containment, daughter = D

Quick:

Brands (e.g. of cars) (7) = MARQUES
Thomas – , author (4) = MANN

WAIST = ship’s middle
SHAGREEN = type of leather
LEADER = sinewy; a tendon
ERICA = plant of the heath genus; heathlike
CALUMNIATE = slander

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