Category Archives: ES Cryptic

Evening Standard 29/9/16

A man has to cultivate one but a woman would wear it (8) = MANTILLA man = MAN, to cultivate = TILL, one = A Favourite clue: Person damaging a London museum and rail terminus = VANDAL London museum = … Continue reading

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ES 24/9/2014

Amiable but fishy offering made in sport! (6) = GENTLE Double definition. GENTLE = soft maggot used in angling

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DT 27433 – DT 27437

DT 27433 I think I’ve seen these clues or similar before but can’t find them: Talk with female, the lady of the house (10) = CHATELAINE TALK = CHAT, female = ELAINE One on his way to work a complete … Continue reading

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DT 27427 – DT 27431

DT 27427 They may be high – that’s unlucky, we hear (5) = JINKS we hear = h. Unlucky = JINX h. JINKS = they may be high Quick: Lowest rank of peerage (5) = BARON Ship’s middle (5) = … Continue reading

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ES 11/07/13

cash filched from Chapel funds (4) = PELF PELF = cash; derog. riches (in a bad sense); money

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ES 19/1/12

gubernational measure? (5) = RULER GUBERNATORIAL = Of or relating to a state govenor

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