Monthly Archives: October 2015

DT 365

Enlist guy at one’s place of business (4,2) = ROPE IN guy = ROPE, at one’s place of business = IN A remarkable thing – not this (9,4) = SOMETHING ELSE Double definition. Novelist has gangster’s girlfriend trapped in lair … Continue reading

Posted in DT Cryptic | Leave a comment

DT 27935

Prepared drainage for shrub (8) = GARDENIA prepared = anagram (of drainage) Last in: Inspected fabric cut up (8) = EXAMINED fabric = DENIM, cut = AXE, up = reversal (in down clue) Favourite clue: Football League initially probing Premier … Continue reading

Posted in DT Cryptic | Tagged | Leave a comment

ST 2817

Usual good stuff: Speculation about less civilised people creating state of confusion (12) BEWILDERMENT speculation = BET, less civilised = WILDER, people = MEN Steps down from deck using method following mate (12) = COMPANIONWAY mate = COMPANION, method = … Continue reading

Posted in ST Cryptic | Tagged | Leave a comment

DT 364

Good job I read all those James Bond books when I was a boy: German gunsmith left during the war, surreptitiously (7) = WALTHER left = L, surreptitiously = anagram (of the war) Common sense shown by mum with humorist … Continue reading

Posted in DT Cryptic | Tagged , | Leave a comment

DT 27936 – DT 27940

DT 27936 Favourite clue: By no means a fleet response that may raise a laugh (3-5) = ONE LINER Double definition. DT 27937 Greek getting behind corruption (5) = GRAFT Greek = Gr, behind = AFT Outlaw in Swedish company … Continue reading

Posted in DT Cryptic | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

DT 27929

Quite tricky for a Saturday, I thought. Three favourites: Blade theologian used in fencing (6) = PADDLE theologian = DD, fencing = PALE Old cooker in Dutch house (6) = ORANGE old = O, cooker = RANGE Cover mathematical function … Continue reading

Posted in DT Cryptic | Leave a comment

DT 27930 – DT 27934

DT 27930 I will get a number to follow through danger (5) = PERIL through = PER, I = I, a number = L DT 27931 Urgent-looking letters in capitals I scrawled Pa sent back crossed out (7) = ITALICS … Continue reading

Posted in DT Cryptic | Tagged | Leave a comment