Friday, 31 August 2012

Solution for 30 August cryptic crossword clue



She’s willing to try adult jokes on radio (9)
Solution – testatrix


So the solution is a bit esoteric today.  A testatrix is the female version of testator ie someone who is making a will and testament.  That matches the "She's willing" part of the clue.


Then you can also get to "testatrix" from the rest of the clue.


Try = test
Adult = the abbreviation a
Jokes on radio = a word that sounds like a word that means jokes but isn't spelled that way = trix (sounds like tricks)
Test +a + trix = testatrix


The clue that "sounds like" is involved is "on the radio" ie heard not seen.


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