Monthly Archives: July 2015

DT 27863

I’ve been caught out by this sort clue before which given the amount of cricket I played in my youth is maddening. It took about the same time as the rest of the puzzle put together! Beginning to egg on … Continue reading

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ST 2805

Some ride sidesaddle for day after day like this (4) = IDES Hidden (twice) word. Working in working group, for example, inserting one page in small piece (10) = PARTICIPLE one = I, page = P, small piece = PARTICLE

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DT 27864 – DT 27868

DT 27864 A couple of double definitions that raised a smile: A step up the ladder is called for? (4) = RUNG Patched up and blooming (6) = DARNED DT 27865 Spirit of gloom (5) = SHADE Double definition. Show off note … Continue reading

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DT 352

Obliterating nice gaff in explosion (8) = EFFACING explosion = anagram (of nice gaff) Enclosed form with note (6) = FRAMED form = FRAME, note = D Factory campaign, essential, it’s said, in Wisconsin city (9) = MILWAUKEE it’s said … Continue reading

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ST 2804

Another masterful Sunday puzzle. Creating camps far apart, holding up rising increase in accessibility (14) = POPULARISATION Creating camps far apart = POLARISATION, rising = reversal in down clue Is spellbound? Oddly daft witch is fascinating (11) = CHARISMATIC is … Continue reading

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DT 27857

Relic of silver-coated ship, conceivably (6) = FOSSIL silver = FOIL (not the usual Ag), coated = containment, ship = SS Favourite clues, pretty sure I’ve seen similar before but can’t find them on the blog; still enjoyed them though: … Continue reading

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DT 27858  – DT 27862

DT 27858 Promised to go into a union (9) = AFFIANCED Cryptic Definition.  Favourite clue: These describe Met lines as Boris found out (7) = ISOBARS DT 27859 Last in and favourite clue because I like the word: Put a stop … Continue reading

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