DT 28049 – DT 28053

DT 28049

Essential part of music (9) = OBBLIGATO

Cryptic definition

DT 28050

Slightly reduced, modest object (5) = DEMURE

reduced = deletion, modest = DEMURE

DT 28051

Humour about bowler’s thingy? (7) = WHATSIT

humour = WIT, bowlers = HATS

Characteristics of flora and fauna (6) = NATURE

Double definition.

DT 28052

A terrific oily mechanic (9) = ARTIFICER

oily = anagram (of a terrific)

DT 28053

Religious devotion of old archdeacon in North America (6) = NOVENA

old = O, archdeacon = VEN, North America = NA

No longer tight-lipped person, a politician becoming emphatic (11) = EXCLAMATORY

No longer tight-lipped person = EX CLAM, a = A, politician = TORY

Number engaged in interior design (6) = INTENT

number = TEN, interior = INT

New nonet is a fit little musical composition (11) = SINFONIETTA

new = anagram (of nonet is a fit)

OBBLIGATO = Essential part of music; That cannot be done without; must be used in musical performance.
DEMUR = object; dissent
ARTIFICER = mechanic esp army and navy; craftsman
NOVENA = Religious devotion
SINFONIETTA = little musical composition

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