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Clues of 2013 (4)

10 January, 2014

Hope you’re enjoying these succulent clues from UK puzzles, published in 2013. Most of this succinct set comes from The Times, unless otherwise stated. See how many you can unravel, with licence to blab the answers, or share insights, in the Comments below.

The answers will appear in the next post. (I’m rating the last clue as this round’s toughest – we’ll find out.) See how many you can grab before the big reveal arrives.

  1. One refusing to be held back (6)

  2. Watches film, thinking (7)

  3. Hit one (6,3)

  4. Contest won hands down (11,4) [Paul]

  5. Break down fat (7)

  6. Mister Bob Hope (7) [Sunday Times 832]

  7. Under wraps by choice (6)

LAST POST SOLUTION: (1) Gunsmith, (2) shampooer, (3) rehousing, (4) burnt, (5) anagram, (6) tenderising, (7) prime number

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