Monthly Archives: November 2015

DT 370

Novelist giving a little sob – most odd (6,8) = TOBIAS SMOLLETT odd = anagram (of a little sob – most) A bit of a geography lesson: Lecture on North American deer in Canadian city (5,3) = MOOSE JAW I … Continue reading

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DT 27966 – DT 27970

DT 27966 Part of clergyman’s estate? (5) = MANSE &Lit hidden word. DT 27967 For some reason these two took longer than the rest put together: Rides in circles (6) = CYCLES Double definition. Snake caught constricting flightless bird (10) … Continue reading

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DT 369

From fire, save early wind instrument (7) = SACKBUT fire = SACK, save = BUT Hop on gate and remain waiting at the beck and call of another (5,10) = DANCE ATTENDANCE hop = DANCE, gate = attendance Support for … Continue reading

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DT 27959

Tree maintenance (7) = SERVICE Double definition. The Express newspaper’s report? (8,7) = DEFINITE ARTICLE express = DEFINITE, newspaper’s report = ARTICLE SERVICE = tree; aka service tree similar to a rowan cf. wild service tree

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ST 2821

Cook aromatic plant that’s specified in prescription (6) = DOSAGE cook = DO, aromatic plant = SAGE Chap with pistol people run away from as quickly as possible (7) = STARTER Cryptic definition. Pass securing science place for some teacher’s … Continue reading

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DT 27953

Change in Germany meeting approval (5) = AMEND approval = AMEN, Germany = D Cutter was returning after mist at sea (7) = FRETSAW returning = reversal, sea mist = FRET FRET = sea mist SEA FRET = fog coming … Continue reading

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ST 2820

In speech, philosopher is unable to use specialised language (4) = CANT Triple definition! Good parties providing wine from Bordeaux (6) = GRAVES good = G, parties = RAVES GRAVES = wine from Bordeaux

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