DT 28690 – DT 28694

DT 28690

Economist’s way of describing major speeches without books (6) = KEYNES

major speeches = KEY NOTES, without = deletion, books = OT (Old Testament)

DT 28693

By necessity some wallpaper for ceiling (8) = PERFORCE

Hidden word.

DT 28694

Component of alphabet (Hebrew) (4) = BETH

&Lit hidden word.

PERFORCE = by necessity
BETH = second letter of Hebrew and Phoenician alphabets

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DT 28684 – DT 28688

DT 28685

Like a squirrel checking its tail in light fall of snow? (6) = FLURRY

like a squirrel = FURRY, checking = containment, it’s tail = last letter (of squirrel) = R

DT 28688

Dinosaurs creating difficulty for top careerists (13) = TRICERATOPSES

difficulty for = anagram (of top careerists)

checking = containment

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DT 489

Horse and trap provided by fairy in play (6) = COBWEB

horse = COB, trap = WEB

Cobweb is one of Titania’s fairies in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Thought I already had these two:

Draws founder of Singapore (7) = RAFFLES

Double definition. Sir Thomas Stamford Bingley Raffles founder of modern Singapore.

Bullfighter in ring following another not half restive, initially (6) = TORERO

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DT 488

Quick

Hunting guide (6) = GILLIE
Castle mound (5) = MOTTE

Bone of the middle ear (5) = INCUS

Cryptic

Small gull and sea duck (4) = SMEW

small = S, gull = MEW

Run up stuff in metal (7) = WOLFRAM

run = FLOW, up = reverse in down clue, stuff = RAM

INCUS = Bone of the middle ear
SMEW = sea duck
MEW = a gull
WOLFRAM = metal; tungsten or tungstate of iron and manganese

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DT 28672 – DT 28676

DT 28675

Fantastic tenor and another briefly entering company, source of music (8) = CORNETTO

fantastic = anagram (of tenor), tenor briefly = T, entering = containment, company = CO

DT 28676

Ultimately bored by issue, resign (5) = DEMIT

ultimately bored = D, issue = EMIT

Expression of annoyance about graduate with desire to become playwright (10) = DRAMATURGE

expression of annoyance = DRAT, about = containment, graduate = MA, desire = URGE

DEMIT = resign; relinquish; to send down; to lower
DRAMATURGE = playwright
CORNETTO = woodwind cornet

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DT 487

Quick

Quietly in concealment (5) = DOGGO

Cryptic

Daughter finished book, every single poem by Matthew Arnold (5,5) = DOVER BEACH

Daughter = D, finished = OVER, book = B, every single = EACH

Said of country life, past not present (4) = ORAL

of country life = PASTORAL, not present = deletion

DOGGO = Quietly in concealment; to lie doggo

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DT 28665

Religious person caught cold hosting at Hindu festival (8) = CATHOLIC

caught = C, cold = C, hosting = containment, Hindu festival = HOLI

HOLI = Hindu festival; Hindu spring festival characterized by revelry

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