Monthly Archives: December 2014

ST 2775

Another great Sunday puzzle, favourite clue: Two couples extracted from snow freeze — reason for blessing (6) = SNEEZE extracted = deletion (of two pairs of letters – two couples) I’m not normally a fan of themed puzzles but this … Continue reading

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DT 27678

Quite tricky for a Saturday, nothing I’ve not seen before but took me a while to figure out. Favourite clue and last in: Glove puppet in which third of fingers is stuck up (6) = SNOOTY glove puppet = SOOTY, … Continue reading

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DT 322

Blessing well in West African country (7) = BENISON well = So, West African country = BENIN Wishbone causing laughter, however, at end of feast (12) = MERRYTHOUGHT causing laughter = MERRY, however = THOUGH, end of feast = T … Continue reading

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DT 27679 – DT 27683

DT 27679 Part of an engine — data in order (3,3) = BIG END Thought this might be an anagram (of data in) but then I got the ‘E’, data = GEN, in = containment, order = BID 23m DT … Continue reading

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DT 321

Kent resort offering extensive flights (11) = BROADSTAIRS Cryptic definition. Sharp lawyer disguised in a tallith (6,5) = PRAYER SHAWL disguised = anagram (of sharp lawyer) Code of chivalry US president and I work out (7) = BUSHIDO US president … Continue reading

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DT 27673 – DT 27677

DT 27673 Apart from a seriously old chestnut (dead centre = CEMETERY!) some beautifully crafted clues and done in a reasonable time: One more convert on earth (7) = ANOTHER convert = anagram (of on earth) Reptile brings back one … Continue reading

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DT 27667 – DT 27671

DT 27667 Had all but 4 clues done in 20m but then completely stuck. DT 27668 Imposter? Nonsense (6) = HUMBUG Double definition. 35m DT 27669 Part of Africa that sees doctor embraced by earth mother (6) = GAMBIA Earth … Continue reading

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