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#211 Gran'piano

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Posted 03 March 2019 - 14:25

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Can anyone explain this one?
(I know the answer but don't get it! I can post the answer if you like.)
A FOREIGN DIGNITARY LACKING CREDIT. (8)


It is an anagram of "a foreign" and the answer is two nasty foreign words meaning 'beneath one, or demeaning"

Good grief. I haven't done a cryptic crossword for over 50 years!
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#212 Tortellini

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Posted 03 March 2019 - 14:33

The answer is UNWORTHY. So it's not an anagram and the definition is "lacking credit". What's "a foreign dignitary" got to do with it?


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Posted 03 March 2019 - 14:36

So I still haven't done a cryptic crossword! My bad. I thought it was Infra dig
Hi hi hi
That French is not foreign here is the best excuse I can come up with.
Been abroad too long obviously.
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#214 fsharpminor

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Posted 03 March 2019 - 14:48

In todays Sunday times  'One loving the sound of a violin player' (4)


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Posted 03 March 2019 - 15:01

Beau?
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Posted 03 March 2019 - 15:03

I think it's beau / bow.


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Posted 03 March 2019 - 15:04

A foreign is un (French) and a dignitary is a worthy.
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Posted 03 March 2019 - 15:16

Yes I solved it as Beau.  Cant quite finish the darn thing though


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Posted 03 March 2019 - 15:18

Tell us some more clues F#M. I love cryptic crosswords.
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Posted 03 March 2019 - 15:21

 

 

A foreign is un (French)

 

Thank you! I just couldn't see this!


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Posted 03 March 2019 - 15:28

Underwear for boobs  (8)


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Posted 03 March 2019 - 15:29

Forgive me for what ? (1,3,4,6)


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Posted 03 March 2019 - 15:30

Have done those posted above but I havent done     ....    Fantastic beat in chorus (8)


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Posted 03 March 2019 - 15:39

Smashing?
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Posted 03 March 2019 - 16:05

Smashing?

Ah yes thats maybe it,  fits with what I have   mash inside sing ! Thanks


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