Sunday, May 24, 2020

A dear reader makes it crystal clear

It's funny, the mental blocks that prevent you from seeing something, even when it's staring you right in the face.

A devoted reader explains:

Accept a mid-October full of hail (5,2)

  • Accept: The definition, not part of the cryptic.
  • a mid-October full of hail: the cryptic clue.

The cryptic clue is then de-crypted, as follows:

  • a: The letter a, part of the solution.
  • mid-October: The letter o, part of the solution.
  • full of: The words that says it's a container cryptic (we're going to rearrange the parts to put some letters inside of other letters)
  • hail: The word greet, part of the solution.

So you have:

    a     o, full of greet,
  • or: a greet o
  • which is: agree to

Answer is agree to

Many thanks to my faithful correspondent!

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