Friday 13 July 2012

Solution for 12 July cryptic crossword clue

Squeal about duck theft (8)
Solution - Stealing

The word "about" is the hint that one word is placed around another to make up the solution.  So something meaning "squeal" is around something meaning "duck".  And that makes up a word that means "theft"

Stealing = theft
Squeal = sing as in the nark sang like a canary, or squealed on someone
Teal = a sort of duck
S + teal + ing = the solution

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  1. Wow, that was a tough one. I enjoy crosswords, but I do rely on the other clues to help me figure out the ones that are a puzzle in themselves. Fun!

  2. posted 2 Thankx


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