DT 28613 – DT 28617

DT 28615

First animal to be identified in Oxford? (8) = AARDVARK

Cryptic definition Oxford? = dictionary

European pest could be worrying (3,3) = MAY BUG

Double definition

A mother with diatribe on husband is a bloomer (8) = AMARANTH

A = A, mother = MA, diatribe = RANT, husband = h

DT 28616

Semi-domesticated fish found in poor fettle (4) = ORFE

Hidden word.

AMARANTH = bloomer; AMARANTHUS, love lies bleeding; fabled never ending flower, emblem of immortality;
ORFE = Semi-domesticated fish

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DT 28,600 and ST 2,928

DT 28600

Putting the accent on it, plies her trade (9) = BALLERINA

Cryptic definition: pliƩ

ST 2928

Irregular or inconsistent — and odd? (6) = UNEVEN

Triple definition.

Moderate’s so on both sides of this (6) = HYPHEN

Cryptic definition: moderate = SO-SO

Puzzles, from what we hear, producing agony (6) = THROES

From what we hear = homophone, puzzles = THROWS h. THROES

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DT 28559 – DT 28,562

DT 28559

Amphibians, with short feet going in two directions (4) = EFTS

short feet = FT, directions = E,(W,N),S

DT 28561

Malign deal protecting University College (7) = TRADUCE

deal = TRADE, University College = UC

EFT = Amphibian, newt
TRADUCE = malign; defame

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DT 467

DT 467 Cryptic

Cat and dog injured during short mass meeting (7) = RAGDOLL

injured = anagram (of dog), during = containment, mass meeting = RALLY, short = deletion

DT 467 Quick

Gloom (4) = MURK
Archangel (5)= URIEL

Italian cheese (3,5) = BEL PAESE

RAGDOLL = cat
BEL PAESE = Italian cheese

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DT 446

Half of your frogs hiker found jumping about in grass (9,3) = YORKSHIRE FOG

half of your = YO, jumping about = anagram (of frogs hiker)

YORKSHIRE FOG = grass

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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

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DT 444

Small amount of alcohol in brandy glass (7) = SNIFTER

Double definition.

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