Monthly Archives: December 2015

ST 2826

A couple of clever sort of hidden word clues: Everything contained in spam etc wrong for customer (6) = PATRON Team is gambling, having dropped centre half (4) = GANG dropped = deletion Last in: Coarse material in book youngster … Continue reading

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DT 373

Last in and favourite clue: Spike on brass choker (8) = NECKLACE spike = LACE, brass = NECK Loincloth currently fashionable in outskirts of Delhi? (5) = DHOTI fashionable = HOT, outskirts of Delhi = DI DHOTI = loincloth

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DT 27983

No new words but a couple from a while ago; Office item available with mounted pictures going over year (3-4) = OUT TRAY available = OUT, mounted = reversal, pictures = ART, year = Y Marilyn Monroe film kiss — … Continue reading

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ST 2825

Stuck on last three for about the same time as the rest put together, but once Philippa got this the other two fell into place: Proceed with difficulty, lacking firmness (4) LIMP Double definition. Doctor who documented his partner’s cases … Continue reading

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DT 27984 – DT 27988

DT 27984 Innocent chap in pile-up provides transport (12) = PANTECHNICON In which rivals can hear a pin drop (5) = ALLEY Cryptic definition. pile up = anagram (of Innocent chap) DT 27895 Crew finding sun on Welsh river (5) … Continue reading

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DT 372

Old choir, so animated in Jamaican port (4,4) = OCHO RIOS old = O, animated = anagram (of choir so) Former monarch with gift, reportedly, as writer (9) = PASTERNAK former = PAST, monarch = ER, reportedly = homophone, gift … Continue reading

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DT 27977

Dull system of bank payments returned cover (8) = SCABBARD dull = DRAB, system of bank payments = BACS, returned = reversal VIP old boy under arrest (5) = NABOB old boy = OB, arrest = NAB Favourite clue: King’s … Continue reading

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