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Saturday, 21 February 2015

Saturday Rave: Heggs.

...and on the subject of crossword clues, my own personal favourite is the classic:

Heggs (11)

It's great, isn't it? Pithy, funny, and, best of all, a wide knowledge of the conventions of clue-setting and solving won't help a bit. 

This might make experienced cruciverbalists a bit exasperated, but then they say that the occasional humiliation is good for the soul.

And in this case might well help with the answer: because it, too, is exasperated.

Eggs, aspirated.

Geddit?

Elegantly and rompingly glorious, I'd say.

Word To Use Today: exasperate. This word is from the Latin exasperāre, which rather surprisingly means to make rough.


2 comments:

  1. That is brilliant! Love it to bits!

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    1. Thanks, Adele. How about HIJKLMNO (5)?*






      *Water: H to O...

      Well, I liked it.

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