Cryptic Crossword learning Game # 5

A Game That Teaches Cryptic Crosswords



CRYPTIC GAME # 5


This game is an instrument to learning how to solve cryptic crossword puzzles.

The learning process involves struggling with the clues and their meanings and by making an honest effort to come up with the solution. In a sense the clues lead you to a solution if you read them carefully you will figure out most of the answers.

In the end the answers themselves are self explanatory as well as educational.

You will find yourself saying “Ah now I get the picture” each time the solution is explained.

This is game # 5 for other games and cryptic crossword puzzle lessons check out the Cryptic pro in the Hub pages


1. Girl with age after 5 [4]…………………………………………..V


2. Girl born heartbroken [6]……………………………………… B


3. Suit for Scottish football team [6]………………………………..H


4. It’s hard getting into dirty boat [6]……………………………….D


5. Footballers out of work [8] …………………………………………S


6. A sea cutter [7] …………………………………………………….C


7. Cathy arranged to compete in the regatta [5] ……………………Y


8. Leaves on a roll [7] ……………………………………………….T


9. A good day [7] …………………………………………………S


10. An expensive ring [4] [8] ………………………………………....L-D


11. Skeleton service for use at fancy tea party [4-5]……………….B-C


12. Topic under authority of a monarch [7] ……………………….S


13. Overseer of stock [8] ……………………………………………..S


14. Club porter [5] ……………………………………………………C


15. Finally the shoe repairer is here [2-5]…………………………A-L


ANSWERS


1. VERA Five Roman numeral [V] time [era]


2. BERTHA Born abbreviated [B] heart broken [anagram]


3. HEARTS A Scottish team as well as a suit in a deck of cards


4. DINGHY Hard abbreviated [H] getting into DING-H-Y [dirty]


5. STRIKERS A description of goal scoring footballers, also workers on strike


6. CLIPPER Something that cuts, also a fast sailing ship


7. YACHT Cathy arranged as an anagram becomes a yacht


8. TOBACCO Tobacco leaves come in roll form for smoking


9. SABBATH Day of worship


10. LONG DISTANCE………more expensive than a local call


11. BONE CHINA ….Used to serve guests at a tea party


12. SUBJECT qualifies as a topic and also as a citizen under authority


13. SHEPHERD one who tends to sheep


14. CADDY a porter of golf clubs


15. AT LAST for finally / a last is a shoe repairer’s tool

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