14 March, 2018
A puzzle to warm your cryptic engines, based on a simple switch. LOAF can swap its 'crusts' to make FOAL, paving the way for a clue like this:
Horse-head? (4,4) = LOAF FOAL
Stretching the word length, you could clue:
Colander coaches (8,8) = STRAINER TRAINERS
You get the drift. A teaser to reset the neurons. See how many of these you can snaffle, and feel free to add your own [with initials and your own clue numbers] in the forum.
DA1. Staggered footballer (6,6)
DA2. Tantrum? (6,6)
DA3. Said "Dithmith"? (6,6)
DA4. Again went through bowl? (7,7)
DA5. Waterbirds swipe (5,5)
DA6. Waterbirds bolt (5,5)
DA7. Gaga gloves? (7,7)
DA8. Spongy plant (4,4)
Can you crack all eight? And can you compose your own?