8 December, 2011
Second bite of the Storm cherry, to mash metaphors. Here we have another six clues from a decade ago, from slippery to savage – but all exquisite. Crack as many as you can, sharing your knowledge or hints in the forum below – all the while using your summer alias.
Next step is to unearth the six-letter word hiding among the answers’ fourth letters. Save that till late next week when you send in a clue through the Email DA channel, using your own name, or customary handle.
In the meantime, use a summer alias and have a dip at clueing for some of these six answers. The best peer-voted clue from this forum (or the pick of the send-in clues later next week) will be in the running to score a copy of Tim Moorey’s How To Master the Times Crossword.
Opening of tomb in sacred surroundings disputed thus? (5)
A keen, brief affair (5)
Clearly aren’t in use (10)
Bear locked up inside craft (9)
The strain of going to court (8)
Odd as sheep may be, but not goats (8)