Category Archives: DT Toughie

Toughie 1808

Forage crop in Swiss canton (7) = LUCERNE Double definition. Split atom, dry inside (6) = BISECT atom = BIT, dry = SEC LUCERNE = Forage crop; plant resembling clover Advertisements

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Toughie 1680

Thought I’d had WAITE/WAITE and ELL before but can’t find them on the blog. Expect a carol singer (5) = AWAIT a = A, carol singer Old measure introduced by one making delivery, person to produce changes (4-6) = BELL-RINGER … Continue reading

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DT Toughie 1596

In the back of the car, brown, half shut brolly (11) = BUMBERSHOOT the back of the car = BOOT, brown = UMBER, half shut = SH Initially, old German half as mysterious as ancient writing system (5) = OGHAM … Continue reading

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DT Quick 390 & Toughie 1586

DT Quick 390 Psychiatrists (slang) (5,8) = TRICK CYCLISTS DT Toughie 1586 Prince, in grip of frenzied love, turned musical (8) = OKLAHOMA Prince = HAL, frenzied = AMOK, love = O, turned = reversal Knock back knockout toddy to … Continue reading

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Toughie 11585

PC version of appellation ‘alien’ not proper, and scrubbed (6) = LAPTOP version = anagram (of applto – appellation minus alien), scrubbed = deletion Dons setting difficult oral — 75 per cent coming unstuck (4,4) = GETS INTO difficult = … Continue reading

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DT 27415 – DT 27419

DT 27415 French beard and pigtail, say, put on for party (8) = BARBECUE French beard = BARBE, say = h. pigtail = QUEUE h. CUE Sulky demeanour (8) = CARRIAGE double def. Chinese official in loose jacket (8) = … Continue reading

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DT 27397 – 27401

DT 27397 DT 27398 Finished the cryptic and quick before CLJ so decided to go for the hat-trick and do the toughie on the way home. Whitish heraldic stripe (4) = PALE Pulled up chasing evasive rodent (5) = COYPU … Continue reading

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