Saturday, 27 October 2012

27 October - Solution for the last clue and the next cryptic crossword clue



Briefly peel and cut a vegetable (7)

Solution – parsnip

Briefly is a clue that a word in the solution is a letter or letter short of something meaning "peel"

Peel = pare

Briefly peel = par

Cut = snip

Par + snip = parsnip – which of course is a lovely, but much underrated vegetable!



Today’s cryptic crossword clue solution tomorrow


Caught parrot fish in New England resort area (4,3)
Source of clue – NZ Herald

Hint - look for the name of a famous resort area in New England and then see how it matches the first part of the clue which is a charade with an abbreviation for caught also in it.


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2 comments:

  1. Ah, yes. I see it now. I was still working on. Got close but no cigar. I was stuck on scale for peel cause I though cale (kale) as the veggie and thought I was on to something there. But I think they might be starting to make sense to me now alittle better.

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  2. Oh my gosh I solved it already!
    Caught - C Parrot - ape Fish - Cod
    in New England Resort area – Cape Cod!
    I like charade clues!

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