Fri 21 Apr, 2006 10:10 am
Hi everyone - once again I have come for a little help with the cryptic this month. I have done quite well having completed most of it with very little help but now I am getting frustrated!
29d walkway doctor negotiated with clumsiness - 9 letters -
34a feel an obligation to follow everyone inside - 3 letters
47a lure pilot - 3 letters
62a matt, I returned revealing outfit - 6 letters - 2nd one t
58d ambassador was a tactful person - 8 letters 4th one l
74a flat shortage distorts result - 10 letters - 2nd one a, possible k 4th
any help would be much appreciated.
29d - walkway + dr - anagram for AWKWARDLY = with clumsiness
34a - follOW Everyone (inside follow everyone) =
OWE = feel an obligation
47a - FLY
62a - mATT I REturned = ATTIRE = outfit
58d - DIPLOMAT
74a - still working on it
74a - shortage = lack + result (distort = anagram) =lustre = LACKLUSTRE - flat
colossus cryptic 173
many thanks for those - they are so obvious on reflection - I am not very good at cryptic clues unfortunately. I have one left which I omitted to ask you if I may:
37d - cross-examine youth leader - 5 letters and I seem to have ?est?
All I can think of is tests but cant see any connection. Help please?
Many thanks once again.
Not at all confident about this one, but with what you've come up with, this is the best I can do -
Examine = test + Youth leader (y) = testy = cross
How does that sound?
Hi Lessles that seems to be right - that's the word I arrived at but couldnt see how it fit but your explanation seems good. Many thanks
Any time Verso, no trouble at all!
Best of luck with the competition.