Friday, 11 October 2013

Nixie cryptic clues to solve, Set 1

I have decided to close my 'Twitface' accounts (Twitter and author's page on Facebook) in the interests of less stress, and more simplicity in my life. I will still be posting cryptic clues that you can solve here, and will be updating this blog more frequently too. I look forward to continuing conversations with my friends from those other social networks – welcome!

Here's the first batch. Let me know how you get on in the Comments, and I'm happy to provide hints if anyone needs them.

I will post answers in a few days  :)

1) Gulps down birds (8)

2) Worker has loud grievance (4)

3) Endless blaze leaves a tree (3)

4) Relation at the ABC? (6)

5) Mourn appropriately if making livery (7)

6) Cable tram stuffed with unrestrained glee (8)

7) Émigré Patrick went after former wife (5)



  1. Thanks Denise - 1,2,4,6,7 I got on first reading (I used to be a No. 7 once). Still working on 3 and 5.

  2. Now have them all.
    1. Related to summer
    2. A meaty clue
    3. A short burst of music, played backwards and less loudly
    4. Also related to the BBC
    5. Would that all anagrams could be the same
    6. Technology too slow for the modern world
    7. As I said, I used to be one (twice, in fact)

    1. Ah, you're on fire, Peter! As usual :D I've been a #7 several times too in my life :)

    2. cliff from YancoSunday, October 13, 2013

      1 swallow, 3 fir, 4 auntie, 5 saddler, 6 telegram, 7 expat still working on 2

    3. Cliff from YancoSunday, October 13, 2013

      could 2 be beef bee for worker f for ?? grievance = beef


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