Monthly Archives: May 2016

DT 28120

Soldiers in gentle address to superior (6) = MILORD soldiers = OR, gentle = MILD Checks little fellow’s piece of embroidery (4,6) = STEM STITCH checks = STEMS, little fellow TITCH MILORD = address to superior STEM STITCH = piece … Continue reading

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DT 28115 – DT 28119

DT 28115 Gave Len unusually good news! (7) = EVANGEL unusually = anagram (of gave len) This one took ages before I finally twigged: The full version of Mass (13) = MASSACHUSETTS Cryptic definition. DT 28116 DT 28117 DT 28118 … Continue reading

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DT 28114

Equalled fastest solve ever from last week. Pardon being absent after service not quite right (3,3) = LET OFF absent = OFF, service not quite right = LET (tennis) Favourite clue: Genius present (4) = GIFT Double definition.

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ST 2846

Completely stuck for ages on these two interlocking double definition clues: Provided with new cover, make a comeback (7) = REBOUND Without any qualifications, say (5) = UTTER

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DT 28109 – DT 28113

DT 28109 Took an absolute age. Last in were these two intersecting double definitions. I initially had STEP INTO GEAR which was half the problem. Get dressed and prepare to go on a drive? (4,4,4) = SLIP INTO GEAR It … Continue reading

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DT 28108

Dealing with building work (6) = COPING Double definition. Chicken seen in this grocery store? (4) = COOP Double definition if split 2,2. Favourite clue: Bather uncovered New York pickpocket after swindle (6-6) = SKINNY DIPPER New York = NY, … Continue reading

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DT 393

I’m sure I’ve seen GAR/GARPIKE before but can’t find it. A fish in seaweed (4) = AGAR A = A, fish = GAR Soft material girl brought into imposing building in a square in Paris (5,7) = PLACE PIGALLE soft … Continue reading

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