Monthly Archives: November 2014

DT 27645

Sea monster covered up bloomer (7) = ORCHID sea monster = ORC, covered up = HID A spirit favouring youth (6) = AGEIST A = A, spirit = GEIST 45m ORC = sea monster (mythology); ogre (Tolkien); killer whale GEIST … Continue reading

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ST 2770

Very enjoyable. Last in although I’ve seen it before it took a while to recall once I’d twigged the clue: It might direct Romeo and Juliet, for example, to go off together? (6) = EXEUNT Cryptic definition. Favourite clue: Unusually … Continue reading

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DT 27655 – DT 27659

DT 27655 Last in was this hidden word clue: Madrid is in her itinerary, but part can be cut off (10) = DISINHERIT 52m DT 27656 Old king‘s reasonable line in speech (7) = PHARAOH in speech = homophone, reasonable … Continue reading

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DT 317

Sect translates foreign novel (6,4,4) = TRENTS LAST CASE foreign = anagram (of sect translates) Profit announced, then denied (8) = GAINSAID profit = GAIN, announced = SAID

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DT 27648

Favourite clue: Split Conservative and Labour? (5) = CLEFT Conservative = C, Labour? = LEFT Last in: Studies breakdowns (8) = ANALYSES Double definition. 45m

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Times 25940

Meat cut from small carp on metal dishes (10) = SILVERSIDE small = S, carp = IDE, metal dishes = SILVER Rude mechanical glass instrument (5) = FLUTE Triple definition. Rude mechanical = (FRANCIS) FLUTE IDE = carp; The Mechanicals … Continue reading

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ST 2769

Great puzzle as usual on a Sunday. Second family member entering college once, maybe (8) = POSSIBLY second = S, family member = SIB, college once = POLY First points for big win as all the leaders have quit (7) … Continue reading

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