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2596: Charades

18 March 2023

9:00 AM

18 March 2023

9:00 AM

Unclued lights provide three definitions each of a whole word and of its two syllables. Solvers should highlight the word where it appears on this page.


1    In clinic came up against a barman (7)
6    Walker and cyclist on stone (7)
12    Polishes round back of altar in hallowed places (7)
14    Bird in casserole with two eggs? (5)
15    Stitch up salmon (5)
17    Not good, arguing about old Eurasian languages (6)
19    A label: ‘Pierce immediately’ (2,1,6)
21    Cattle pens leak regularly, I fume (7)
24    Nurses aim to treat swellings (9)
26    Metal and its symbol to use finally in somewhat decadent period (6,3)
29    A pain when my...

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