Sunday, 28 October 2012

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

Caught parrot fish in New England resort area (4,3)

Solution – Cape Cod

The Americans among you will have an advantage on this one.  Cape Cod is, of course, a lovely New England resort area. 

But how does the rest of the clue relate to the solution?

Caught = c (an abbreviation used in cricket)

Parrot = ape, in the sense of copy,  ie he parroted what the teacher had said

Fish = cod

C + ape +Cod = Cape Cod

Peggy Ann - you were first to get it right again!  You are getting good at this!

Today’s cryptic crossword clue solution tomorrow

Intense anger about new stove (5)
Source of clue – NZ Herald

Hint - the third letter is n.
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