Friday, 22 June 2012

Solution for 21 June cryptic crossword clue

Pulled political pamphlet showing wrong date on the outside (9)
Solution – attracted

This clue is both a container and anagram one.  Let me explain.

A "tract" is another name for a "political pamphlet".  And if you look in the middle of "attracted" you can see "tract" in there.

But "tract" is said to be "showing wrong date on the outside" – this means that the letters in date are "wrong" ie should be scrambled up and then put around or on the outside of "tract".

And if you do that you can come up with "attracted" which can also mean "pulled" as in The juggler pulled a crowd or attracted a crowd.

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