A variation might read Hat turns out to be dry (5), but this also fails because the word "to", which is necessary to make the sentence grammatical, follows the indicator ("turns out") even though it is not part of the anagram indicated.Torquemada's successor at The Observer was Ximenes (Derrick Somerset Macnutt, 1902–1971), and in his influential work, Ximenes on the Art of the Crossword Puzzle (1966), he set out more detailed guidelines for setting fair cryptic clues, now known as "Ximenean principles" and sometimes described by the word "square-dealing".The other part (the subsidiary indication, or wordplay) provides an alternative route to the answer (this part would be a second definition in the case of double definition clues).One of the tasks of the solver is to find the boundary between definition and wordplay and insert a mental pause there when reading the clue cryptically.
This puzzle ticks all three boxes, although a couple of the surfaces aren’t quite up to his standard. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Several regulars have shared their cherished family recipes over the years on the blog (Ham & Pea soup, e.g.), but I failed to locate them accurately. find kæreste Haderslev Wiki said "The city's name means "coastal defense" and it is nicknamed the Flamboyant City because of the many Delonix regia planted throughout it." Gosh, I did not know what "Delonix regia" is either. I set up a Blog Recipes post under Olio on the blog front page. A typical clue consists of two parts, the definition and the wordplay. The definition, which usually exactly matches the part of speech, tense, and number of the answer, is in essence the same as any 'straight' crossword clue, a synonym for the answer.It usually appears at the start or the end of a clue.
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The popular Guardian setter Araucaria (John Galbraith Graham, 1921–2013) was a noted non-Ximenean, celebrated for his witty, if occasionally unorthodox, clues.Most of the major national newspapers in the UK carry both cryptic and concise (quick) crosswords.A similar puzzle by the same authors now appears monthly in The Wall Street Journal. Most Australian newspapers will have at least one cryptic crossword, if not two.The Sydney Morning Herald and Melbourne's The Age carry daily cryptic crosswords, including Friday's challenging cryptic by 'DA', composed by David Astle.What the clue appears to say when read normally (the surface reading) is a distraction and usually has nothing to do with the clue answer.
The challenge is to find the way of reading the clue that leads to the solution.The Book of the Crossword lays this injunction upon him: "You need not mean what you say, but you must say what you mean." This is a superior way of saying that he can't have it both ways.He may attempt to mislead by employing a form of words which can be taken in more than one way, and it is your fault if you take it the wrong way, but it is his fault if you can't logically take it the right way.The Ximenean principles are adhered to most strictly in the subgenre of "advanced cryptics" — difficult puzzles using barred grids and a large vocabulary.Easier puzzles often have more relaxed standards, permitting a wider array of clue types, and allowing a little flexibility.