Category Archives: DT Cryptic

DT 481

Big horse race (6) = BUMPER Double definition. BUMPER = horse race; flat race run under jump rules tape start etc. (not in BRB) BUMPING RACE = catch up with and touch the boat in front and move up a … Continue reading

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DT 28629

Chatter disturbed┬átragedian’s waffle (3,3,7) = GAS AND GAITERS chatter = GAS, disturbed = anagram (of tragedian’s) GAS AND GAITERS = waffle; nonsense

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DT 28623

Lad following vehicle shows bottle (6) = CARBOY lad = BOY, vehicle = CAR CARBOY = bottle; large bottle with a casing for storing or transporting dangerous chemicals

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DT 28630 – DT 28634

DT 28630 Predicting vampire hasn’t died, or will come round (8) = ORACULAR vampire = DRACULAR, hasn’t = deletion, died = D, or = OR, come round = containment DT 28631 Goes by the book for bye-byes, dropping off regularly … Continue reading

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DT 480

Guide ugly old woman across ice (8) = CICERONE ugly old woman = CRONE, accross = containment, ice = ICE CICERONE = guide; person who shows visitors/sightseers around museums etc.

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DT 28624 – DT 28628

DT 28627 Hurry up, this could bring gale! (5,1,3) = SHAKE A LEG Reverse anagram, shake = anagram (of gale) = A LEG Shows impatience with current African people (5) = TUTSI shows impatience = TUTS, current = I DT … Continue reading

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DT 479

River in Zagreb, roaring (4) = EBRO Hidden word. Stay with dad, possibly, around start of festive season of gaiety and merrymaking (4,4) DAFT DAYS possibly = anagram of (stay dad), around = containment, start of festive = F DAFT … Continue reading

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