DT 27870 – DT 27874

DT 27870

Accepted financial responsibility for being subscribed? (12) = UNDERWRITTEN

Double definition.

It gives a long smoke for the parochial representative (12) = CHURCHWARDEN

Double definition.

Favourite clue:

Upset servicemen will get leave in consequence (4) = ERGO

Quick

Fake (4) = SHAM
Ache (4) = PAIN

DT 27871

Potter married suitable wife inside (8) = WEDGWOOD

Beware the “er” definition word ending! married = WED, suitable = GOOD, wife = W

DT 27872

Slightly tricky definition, but easy enough from the wordplay:

Scientific study of second test after warning (8) = FORESTRY

second = S, test = TRY, warning = FORE

Chambers has “the science and art of planting, tending and managing forests”.

DT 27873

Thrown round? (6) = DISCUS

Cryptic definition.

Almost loose pass before England game (8) = LACROSSE

almost = deletion, loose = LAX, pass = CROSS

Watched range, as some say it’s for cooking (8) = SAUCEPAN

some say = homophone, watched = SAW, range = SPAN

DT 27874

Confessed in quiet, having got torn apart (7) = SHRIVEN

quiet = SH, torn apart = RIVEN

Maiden is clutching a very small bird (5) = MAVIS

maiden = M, is = IS, a = A, very small = V

Singer in crazy outfit meeting top people (11) = MADRIGALIST

crazy = MAD, outfit = RIG, top people = ALIST (A-List)

Mother country getting into terrible conspiracy (11) = MACHINATION

mother = MA, country = CHINA, terrible = anagram (of into)

CHURCHWARDEN = long stemmed clay pipe
SHRIVEN = confessed
MAVIS = bird
MADRIGALIST = singer

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