Monthly Archives: November 2016

DT 28283 – DT 28287

DT 28283 Been a while since I enjoyed a Monday as much as this. Thought I’d come across these two before but nothing comes up in the blog search: Virtue that’s cultivated (7) = HONESTY Double definition. Order some frozen … Continue reading

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DT 422

No new words, favourite clue: Film rolling in camera, outstanding example of its kind (8,6) = AMERICAN BEAUTY rolling = anagram (of in camera), outstanding example of its kind = BEAUTY

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DT 28277 – DT 28281

DT 28277 Volume of tax held over by company starting with nothing (6) = OCTAVO tax = VAT, held over = reversal, company = CO, nothing = O DT 28278 DT 28279 No new words. DT 27280 Bishop is interrupting … Continue reading

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DT 28270

These two took about the same time as the rest put together: Note curdled milk on the turn (6) = TENNER curdled milk = RENNET, on the turn = reversal Call for similar cards (4) = SNAP Cryptic definition.

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DT 421

Former name of NYC airport lounge, unconventional (8) = IDLEWILD lounge = IDLE, unconventional = WILD Heading for land, devoured by horribly scaly sea monster (6) = SCYLLA heading for land = L, horribly = anagram (of SCALY) Mischievous sprite … Continue reading

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ST 2873

Small house by ocean for prophetic writer (5) = HOSEA small house = HO, ocean = SEA HOSEA Old Testament ‘prophet of doom’ Not a fan of without (cf. within) for containment I can forgive it’s use in such a … Continue reading

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DT 28271 – DT 28715

DT 28271 If better times are coming, they won’t last (7) = RECORDS Cryptic definition. DT 28272 Pour alcoholic drink, drowning insect (2,6) = BE MOTHER alcoholic drink = BEER, drowning = containment, insect = MOTH DT 28273 Unusual pedantry … Continue reading

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