Monthly Archives: January 2016

DT 28012

Tooth present briefly in place where it should be (8) = SPROCKET present briefly = PR, place where it (a tooth) should be = SOCKET Advertisements

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Times 26319

Popular protest given audible sign of approval (7) = DEMOTIC protest = DEMO, audible = homophone, sign of approval = TICK h. TIC Large fish tied to end of the rope (7) = MARLINE Large fish = MARLIN, end of … Continue reading

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DT 28019 – DT 28023

DT 28019 A sorry state, but showing promise (6) = PLIGHT Double definition. Not a big fan of this sort of thing: Relate minutely in dock? (6) = DETAIL Double definition if split/hyphenated 2,4. Favourite clue: Check a word that … Continue reading

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DT 378

‘Born Free’ in a city in the Czech Republic (4) = BRNO free = anagram (of born) Student of Socrates in element about work on start of ‘Hellenica’ (8) = XENOPHON element = XENON, work = OP, start of Hellenica … Continue reading

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ST 2381

Fish outside provided it’s calm (7) = MOLLIFY fish = MOLLY, provided = IF Finishes work on Jersey or Guernsey and prepares to sail away (5,3) = CASTS OFF Double definition. jersey = Guernsey = knitware

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DT 28013 – DT 28017

DT 28013 Urchin lad wandering in gloom (7) = MUDLARK wandering = anagram (of lad), gloom = MURK DT 28014 Fool about to produce gunpowder ingredient (5) = NIRE fool = NIT, about = RE Favourite clue: Sound of a … Continue reading

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ST 2830

Some great clues, a couple of favourites: Person having no reason to butt heads with cabinet (7) = NUTCASE butt heads = NUT , cabinet = CASE Doctor, the right kind, who knows best? (6,6) = MOTHER NATURE doctor = … Continue reading

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