Monthly Archives: January 2017

DT 431

Sloth, say, attendee suffered (8) = EDENTATE suffered = anagram (of attendee) EDENTATE = Sloth, say; toothless; lacking front teeth EDENTATA = mammals with no front or any teeth such as sloths, anteaters and armadillos Advertisements

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DT 28337 – DT 28341

DT 28337 Classical carol for the faithful feels edited as in error (6,7) = ADESTE FIDELES in error = anagram (of feels edited as) “O Come, All Ye Faithful” was originally written in Latin as ADESTE FIDELES. In the version … Continue reading

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DT 28330

One sheep back with another on grass (6) = MARRAM sheep = RAM, back = reversal Long-winded argument in favour by learner, not quite ten (6) = PROLIX argument in favour = PRO, not quite ten = IX Had this … Continue reading

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ST 2882

Great puzzle. Amongst my favourite clues a couple of hidden dogs: Appear satisfied as setter, say — finish off clue and carry on (4) = WAGE Appear satisfied as setter, say = WAG, finish off clue = E Few as … Continue reading

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DT 28331 – DT 28335

DT 28331 Quite a lot of riddle type cryptic clues eg: Actor who needs projection to reach his audience (4,4) = FILM STAR And the usual smooth surface readings: Sailor’s fears are disguised (8) = SEAFARER disguised = anagram (of … Continue reading

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DT 430

Thoroughly impress toxophilite? (4,4) = BOWLOVER Double definition if split 3,5. Toxopholite = lover of archery Pass spiny-finned fish (2,2) = GO BY Double definition. Spiny-finned fish = GOBY TOXOPHOLITE = lover of archery GOBY = spiny-finned fish

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DT 28325 – 28329

DT 28325 Collected tales, edited, about English PM (9) = DECAMERON edited = ED, about = reversal, English PM = CAMERON ‘The Decameron’ Giovanni Boccaccio (1313–1375) DT 28326 DT 28327 Poor grandpa’s regularly taking something in bed (10) = SNAPDRAGON … Continue reading

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