Monthly Archives: October 2014

DT 27360

Dish for alcoholic drink (6) = SCOTCH Double definition. ? Have evening meal traditionally including fish for a change (5-2) = SHAKE UP Have evening meal traditionally = SUP, including = containment, fish = HAKE Favourite clue: King rejected an … Continue reading

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ST 2766

Excellent puzzle although no new words. Took slightly longer than of late – I fell into all the, albeit beautifully laid, traps. Favorites: More than 50% of libraries, from either end, for instance (4,2,3,6) = SIGN OF THE ZODIAC More … Continue reading

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DT 313

Runner downing a drink (4) = SAKI runner = SKI, downing = containment, a = A Alternative spelling of SAKE.

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DT 27624

Pattern of work over, aimlessly talk about party (5-3) = POLKA DOT work = OP, over = reverse, aimlessly = anagram (of talk) Intended taking flight (6) = ELOPER Cryptic definition.

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ST 2765

Hold son (4-6) = HALF NELSON Cryptic definition. Half of NELSON Had some help from Philippa to polish off the last two: Complete limited edition, it’s said (7) = UTTERED complete = UTTER, limited = deletion/abbreviation, limited edition = ED … Continue reading

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DT 27625 – DT 27629

DT 27625 Found this a bit tricky. A few words I’ve seen before: GENET = cat like creature, IBID = Place of a previous quotation, EM = (printing) measure, PI = mixed up type and BEND = nautical knot, plus … Continue reading

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DT 312

Tell age of novel musical instrument (9) = FLAGEOLET novel = anagram (of tell age of) Dandy hiding wrath about item worn on the head (6,3) = FORAGE CAP dandy = FOP, wrath = RAGE, about = CA Avoid topless … Continue reading

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