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by afrit
Fri May 18, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: DA Explanations and blog
Topic: DA 18/05/18
Replies: 1
Views: 207

Re: DA 18/05/18

22 AS 'laptop' is meant to be read as 'lap top' for the clue to work, a '?' would have been the right thing to do.
by afrit
Sun May 06, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: DA Explanations and blog
Topic: DA 04/05/18
Replies: 2
Views: 273

Re: DA 04/05/18

22 'invoice' is not a homophone indicator; 'in voice' perhaps. DA may think he is above working within the conventions of English, but to we lesser mortals the use of a '!' or a '?' to indicate that something out of the ordinary is going on is the right and proper thing to do.
by afrit
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: DA Explanations and blog
Topic: DA 13/04/18
Replies: 2
Views: 335

Re: DA 13/04/18

4 Is 'hidebound' meant to suggest Catwoman runs around in feline skin? Dubious
17 Query sf is the heart (centre) of US-France. I think not.
22 How does ---H on Da translate as my treat?
by afrit
Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: DA Explanations and blog
Topic: DA 30/03/18
Replies: 1
Views: 454

Re: DA 30/03/18

17 Should have a question mark as the hyphen needs removing before the clue works correctly.

22 I am also puzzled. Perhaps vice versa may refer to the fact that the V sign has one's palm pointing outwards; have the palm pointing inwards and it becomes an 'up yours' gesture.

24 Not the best surface.
by afrit
Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: DA Explanations and blog
Topic: DA 23/03/18
Replies: 5
Views: 728

Re: DA 23/03/18

There is a pretty direct relationship between doctor and GP which is not apparent between period and Feb. Month and Feb, yes.
by afrit
Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: DA Explanations and blog
Topic: DA 23/03/18
Replies: 5
Views: 728

Re: DA 23/03/18

11 Why is Feb meant to be an 'adjustable period'? In any case, too imprecise a definition given the answer is an abbreviation. Why not 'short month'?
by afrit
Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: DA Explanations and blog
Topic: DA 16/03/18
Replies: 1
Views: 514

Re: DA 16/03/18

4 I thought 'set' in theatrical terms referred to the scenery and props, not the clothing the actors wear.

24d ZZ you seem to have forgotten your Hamlet. Polonius was stabbed whilst hiding behind an arras.
by afrit
Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: DA Explanations and blog
Topic: DA 02/03/18
Replies: 4
Views: 990

Re: DA 02/03/18

re 9 and 24: agree with Robespierre. Zinzan's tortuous explanation for 9 leaves me convinced both are dodgy clues.
by afrit
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: DA Explanations and blog
Topic: DA 16/02/18
Replies: 3
Views: 938

Re: DA 16/02/18

26 Surely jockeys back is 's'. Did DA means to say jockey's back? Another example of Fairfax's sloppy editing.

16 One feather does not a down make.
by afrit
Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Comment on other SMH/Age or other puzzles
Topic: DH 06/02/2018
Replies: 3
Views: 976

Re: DH 06/02/2018

Welcome back Zz. The answer is trams, a reversal of smart. But, as you can see the reversal indicator is applied to the wrong word. What do expect from DH and Fairfax?