Friday, 31 August 2012

Solution for 30 August cryptic crossword clue

She’s willing to try adult jokes on radio (9)
Solution – testatrix

So the solution is a bit esoteric today.  A testatrix is the female version of testator ie someone who is making a will and testament.  That matches the "She's willing" part of the clue.

Then you can also get to "testatrix" from the rest of the clue.

Try = test
Adult = the abbreviation a
Jokes on radio = a word that sounds like a word that means jokes but isn't spelled that way = trix (sounds like tricks)
Test +a + trix = testatrix

The clue that "sounds like" is involved is "on the radio" ie heard not seen.

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