Monthly Archives: August 2015

DT 357

Fail to hear Redding laments, and Cole Porter song (4,4,7) = MISS OTIS REGRETS fail to hear = MISS, Redding = OTIS, laments = REGRETS Dirty seat knocked over in a Parisian street (7) = UNSWEPT seat = PEW, knocked … Continue reading

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DT 27887

Very enjoyable but it put up a bit of a fight, two new words and an Old Testament character I didn’t know. Stop men finding female sorcerer’s home (5) = ENDOR stop = END, men = OR, Witch of Endor … Continue reading

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ST 2809

Usual excellent stuff on a Sunday. Next to piano, song is secondary activity (2-4) = BY PLAY next to = BY, piano = P, song = LAY President‘s first lady left in sleeping-place (9) = ROOSEVELT first lady = EVE, … Continue reading

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DT 27888 – DT 27892

DT 27888 Initially read this as a cryptic definition and had CREWS (mates = sailors) then PAIRS (Couples doesn’t fit) but it’s an anagram with a construction which I see more often in the ES cryptics. Groups of mates (5) … Continue reading

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DT 356

Commotion about the French city famous for its swords (6) = TOLEDO commotion = TO DO, the French = LE Member made a mistake, almost, in ornamental flower garden (8) = PARTERRE member = PART, made a mistake = ERRED, … Continue reading

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DT 27881

Pretty tricky for a Saturday I thought, very enjoyable though: I boast highbrow subject introduced by appropriate presenter (8) = BRAGGART highbrow subject = ART, appropriate presenter = (MELVYN) BRAGG Deny being negative in a fit of temper (8) = … Continue reading

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ST 2808

I see you are pronounced out of order by a court in Rome (5) = CURIA pronounced = homophone, out of order = anagram (of I C U R), a = A Actively moving white queen (5) = ASTIR white … Continue reading

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