DT 27589 – DT 27593

DT 27589

Samuel’s teacher is after old boy with daggers drawn (5) = OBELI

Samuel’s teacher = ELI, old boy = OB

One may call it a breakfast stand-by (4) = ROLL

DOUBLE definition

Fly spitfire by day (6) = SHREWD

spitfire = SHREW, day = D

DT 27590

Bitter speech from attorney about Island race (8) = DIATRIBE

attorney = DA, about = containment, island = I, race = TRIBE

Gay stage entertainment? (3,7,5) = THE BEGGARS OPERA

Cryptic definition. Composed by John Gay

36m

DT 27591

Save answer after study (8) = CONSERVE

answer = SERVE, study = CON

37m

DT 27592

measure taken at sea in alliance (7) = LEAGUE

55m

DT 27593

Spout as star losing head in chatter (8) = PERORATE

star = HERO, losing head = deletion, chatter = PRATE

55m

OBELI = daggers drawn; pl. of OBELUS
OBELUS = A dagger sign (†) used in printing esp footnotes: ‡ (double dagger)
spitfire = SHREW
answer = SERVE
PERORATE = spout; harangue; make a peroration (rhetorical or long speech)

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