Saturday, March 31, 2012

Explanation for Ellipsis-2

Visual Key to Clue Analysis :
Definition : BOLD
Wordplay : Italics with keywords underlined as well
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A7.  Two players taking up Arabic lute ... (3)
Two players = duo
‘Taking up’ indicates reversal ; hence duo is changes to OUD which is an Arabic lute

B7.  ... fast come to prefer flutes,etc (4,3,4) 
Double definition. Matching both defs the answer is “like the wind”

C7. Gruesome globe put in, in the middle of ... (6)
Globe = orb   ;   in the middle of = mid
Orb is put in ‘mid’ to obtain “morbid” which is “gruesome”

D7. ... Models of solar system - ie errors get made (8)
Anagram of ie errors is orreries – models of solar system

E7. Hesitation in a right toff's reasoning ... (8)
Hesitation = um
A right toff’s = A R GENT ; UM in ARGENT gives us ARGUMENT

F7. ...can put up charge for fertiliser (7)  _
Can = tin  ; put up is reversal indicator and so Tin is changed to NIT
Charge = rate and we have nitrate which is a fertiliser

G7. Pardoning a criminal that's responsible for producing notes...(5,5)
Criminal is anagram indicator and rearranging “pardoning a” gives us grand piano

H7. ... half hidden, mischievous but public-spirited (9)
Hidden = unseen  ; half od unseen = uns
Mischievous = elfish
Together , we have unselfish which is public – spirited


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