AFR Cryptic, Saturday 12/5/2018, Clue Hints

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AFR Cryptic (5/5/2018) Worked Solution

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9-across


11-across





27-across



3-down



13-down


21-down


The answer is hidden among the words of the clue. No spare words should be present. A suitable hidden indicator will point to the buried text.

Examples: part of, associated with, types of.

A word or series of words that signify a mixing-up of letters.

Examples: changed, at sea, confused, all over the place - anything that indicates change or jumbling.

The entire answer is the result of removing the first or last letter from part of the clue or its synonym. A truncation indicator will be present.
The answer is hidden among the words of the clue. No spare words should be present. A suitable hidden indicator will point to the buried text.

Examples: part of, associated with, types of.

The structure of the answer involves either letters placed outside other letters, or letters placed inside other letters. Which type of container clue is determined by an appropriate container indicator.
The answer is found by butting together parts defined in the wordplay. There may be some positional indicators that change the order of these parts.
The answer is found by butting together parts defined in the wordplay. There may be some positional indicators that change the order of these parts.
A word or series of words that signify a mixing-up of letters.

Examples: changed, at sea, confused, all over the place - anything that indicates change or jumbling.

The structure of the answer involves either letters placed outside other letters, or letters placed inside other letters. Which type of container clue is determined by an appropriate container indicator.
A type of clue where the WHOLE clue defines the answer, and the WHOLE clue also is the wordplay (a mechanism to derive the answer through various cryptic devices). "&lit" is short for "and literally".

To qualify as an &lit, a clue must have no unused components either in the definition or the wordplay - it must be readable one way as a definition, and another as the wordplay.

Either a mixture of letters is placed inside or outside other letters, or letters are placed inside or outside a mixture of letters. An anagram indicator and containment indicator will be present.
The structure of the answer involves either letters placed outside other letters, or letters placed inside other letters. Which type of container clue is determined by an appropriate container indicator.
The structure of the answer involves either letters placed outside other letters, or letters placed inside other letters. Which type of container clue is determined by an appropriate container indicator.
The structure of the answer involves either letters placed outside other letters, or letters placed inside other letters. Which type of container clue is determined by an appropriate container indicator.
The entire answer is found by reversing part of the clue, or a synonym for part of the clue. A suitable reversal indicator will be present.
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6 Responses to AFR Cryptic, Saturday 12/5/2018, Clue Hints

  1. Andrew Gibson says:

    An easy one today, look out next week!

  2. Jane says:

    What is 27 across.? What iswordplay and what is definition?

  3. Jane says:

    What is 27 across? What is the definition?

    • David Stickley says:

      Hi Jane,

      The wordplay is ST for SAINT inside an anagram of ART ISNT. If you have the correct crossing letters, then there should only be a couple of possible options for the solution, only one of which will be in the dictionary.

      The believers or disciples follow a doctrine that exists in both Hinduism and Buddhism.

      Best

      David

  4. Jane says:

    Thank you. I’ll give it another go. I think we must have something wrong!
    Regards
    Jane