Category Archives: ST Cryptic

ST 2889

Usual great puzzle on a Sunday. Bit of incidental information is turned over with pleasure (9) = SIDELIGHT is turned over = SI, pleasure = DELIGHT Lack of faith he’s shown in source of notes (7) = ATHEISM he’s = … 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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ST 2881

German city‘s Irish quarter (7) = MUNSTER Double definition. There are four Irish Provinces (Connacht, Leinster, Munster and Ulster) but they are also known as fifths – Meath was subsumed into Ulster and Leinster. Brake hard, going into something motorist … Continue reading

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ST 100008

Small quantity of liquor, or two other drinks (6) = NOGGIN drink = NOG, GIN Cast start retiring (3) = SHY Triple definition. NOGGIN = Small quantity of liquor

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ST 2877

Usual good stuff on a Sunday. Thought I was going to have struggle, but once I got a toehold it was over too quickly. Fruit that’s highly desirable, exactly as reported (4) = PLUM Triple definition.

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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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ST 2870

Usual good stuff on a Sunday¬† Either side of cooker with raised temperature? That’s not good (7) = CORRUPT Either side of cooker = CORR (C or R), raised = UP, temperature = T Stolen drug found in repeated check … Continue reading

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