Monday, 11 November 2013

Answers to Nixie Clues #2

Answers to that last lot of clues ...

1) Following Albert to the side (7) = LATERAL

Following = LATER + Albert = AL

2) Romeo left weird herbalists’ institute (9)  = ESTABLISH

Romeo= R. Remove R from herbalists, and jumble up these letters (indicated by weird). Institute, the definition, is a verb, not a noun.

3) Greek character is against red Italian wine (7) = CHIANTI

Greek character = CHI + is against = ANTI

4) Flower occurs randomly (6) = CROCUS

Anagram of occurs

5) Beyond a minor role (5) = EXTRA

Double definition clue, beyond what you need is extra, and an extra is someone who plays a minor role in a drama.

6) Clever and dynamic mediator heads off (6) = ADROIT

Anagram with a deletion. Take the heads off the word mediator = DIATOR. Jumbled them up (in a dynamic) way, to get the answer!

How did you get on?

1 comment:

  1. Yep. I got no. 5 incorrect. I was going for "apart", which I admit didn't quite fit the clue, but was very close. And, having thought of that, it was very hard for me to think of anything else (the crossword solver's version of "confirmation bias").


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