Monthly Archives: August 2014

DT 27576

Drunk sees unknown staff in local, known for more money than sense? (5,3) = ESSEX-MAN drunk = anagram (of sees), unknown = X, staff = MAN Advertisements

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DT 304

Bidding system: pass after Ace is shown (4) = ACOL Ace = A, pass = COL Last in: Notice people in gala event (4,4) = SACK RACE notice = SACK, people = RACE ACOL = Bidding system in Bridge

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ST 2756

Unfaithful wife in part of so-called cage (5,3) = FALSE RIB unfaithful = FALSE, wife = RIB Vehement protesting in the event that ruler enters profession (12) = VOCIFERATION in the event that = IF, ruler = ER, profession = … Continue reading

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DT 27571 – DT 27575

DT 27571 Form of fungus (5) = MOULD Double definition. Start work in French — at this university? (4) = OPEN Two definitions and some wordplay, work = OP, in French = EN Last in: Reason for which some people … Continue reading

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DT 27564

Share 50 per cent of religious studies (4) = DIVI 50 per cent of = deletion, religious studies = DIVINITY With 99 more, it would bring a German up to the mark (7) = PFENNIG Cryptic definition.

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DT 27565 – DT 27569

DT 27565 A wire 200 yards in length (5) = CABLE Double definition. Chamber’s has CABLE-LENGTH or CABLE’S-LENGTH = 1/10th of a nautical mile, 200Yds Uncalled-for correspondence (4,6) = DEAD LETTER Cryptic definition masquerading as a double definition. Chamber’s has … Continue reading

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DT 301 & 302

DT 301 Fairest maid in group, first to object following article on one of its members (5,2,3,3) = QUEEN OF THE MAY ? Got this from the checking letters and thought I’d unpick the wordplay later but can’t figure it … Continue reading

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