Monthly Archives: April 2015

ST 2792

Another corker: Part of motorist’s route that’s shortened by removing tree (6) = STREET Cryptic definition. Beaten by five or ten in this upset (5) = SIXTH ten = X, upset = anagram (of this) Clubs, sweetheart, in which we … Continue reading

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DT 339

I’m sure I seen this before but can’t find it on the blog: A standard in the recent past (9) = YESTERDAY Sort of cryptic double definition, Macca’s Yesterday being a standard.

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DT 27779

Some favourites among many: Food on board ship for a horse (10) = LIPIZZANER ship = LINER, food = PIZZA Two channels, second horizontally (8) = SIDEWAYS channel (TV) = SIDE, channel = WAY, second = S Top drawer that … Continue reading

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ST 2791

Piece of music Verdi arranged, with tempo not changed (12) = DIVERTIMENTO arranged = anagram (of Verdi), tempo = TIME, changed = anagram (of NOT) Asian queen cutting plant or flower (8) = GERANIUM Asian queen = RANI, plant = … Continue reading

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DT 27780 – DT 27784

DT 27780 Last in: Small containers which eliminate waste¬†(6) = SEWERS small = S, containers = EWERS It’s not often my favourite clue is anagram: Put in a drink, it could knock Argonauts out (9) = ANGOSTURA out = anagram … Continue reading

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DT 338

Incurable optimist experiencing brief pain over defeat (8) = PANGLOSS brief pain = PANG, defeat = LOSS Foolish constable, from NI district, skirting treacherous bog (8) = DOGBERRY NI district = DERRY, treacherous = anagram (of big), A character from … Continue reading

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DT 27773

Craft shops stocking unknown fragrant plant (6) = HYSSOP craft = anagram (of shops), stocking = containment, unknown = Y Lots of good clues, two favourites: Outlaws and William finally make mistake with strong desire to capture maiden (5,3) = … Continue reading

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