Sunday, 12 August 2012

Solution for 11 August cryptic crossword clue

Bid to imprison complete delinquent (8)
Solution – offender

A container clue today.  What do I mean by that?  It means that part of the clue is one word that is found inside another and when you look at them together they add up to the solution definition.

How did I guess it was a container clue.  Well "imprison" was the hint that a word meaning "bid" was going to surround a word meaning "complete" and together come up with a word meaning a "delinquent".

Off + end + er = offender

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