June 2016 “Crossword Clues”

by Ken Greatorex

Here are five sets of ten clues that might be encountered in a crossword. In each set, a certain pair of letters in a certain order is given in correct position in each word.

Write the word suggested by each clue. NOTE: Spelling throughout is Australian / English

Scroll down to the bottom for a link to the answers page

SET 1

(PH Words)

a) Portion of text beginning with an indentation on a new line.

P _ _ _ _ _ _ _ H

(b) Square pedestal

P _ _ _ _ H

(c) Die, disappear, suffer destruction

P _ _ _ _ H

(d) One who has a diminished sense of social responsibility

P _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ H

(e) Midsection, belly

P _ _ _ _ H

(f) Cross, querulous, fretful

P _ _ _ _ _ H

(g) Outcast

P _ _ _ _ H

(h) Male family head

P _ _ _ _ _ _ _ H

(i) Make smooth and glossy

P _ _ _ _ H

(j) Simmer in a shallow pan

P _ _ _ H

SET 2

(TR Words)

(a) Minstrel

T _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ R

(b) Religious knight

T _ _ _ _ _ _ R

(c) Succession of small tremulous sounds

T _ _ _ _ _ R

(d) Having the title and honors belonging to an office without the duties, functions or responsibilities

T _ _ _ _ _ R

(e) Member of an acting or performing group; OR, one who persists through difficulty or hardship without complaint

T _ _ _ _ _ R

(f) Lethargy, apathy, dullness

T _ _ _ _ R

(g) A form of betting invented by an Australian

T _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ R

(h) Drunkard

T _ _ _ R

(i) Rev counter

T _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ R

(j) The French flag

T _ _ _ _ _ _ R

SET 3

(BN words)

(a) Agreement between two major political parties.

B _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ N

(b) A person given to coarse or undignified joking.

B _ _ _ _ _ N

(c) Popular board game

B _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ N

(d) Nomadic arabs

B _ _ _ _ _ N

(e) Division into two equal parts

B _ _ _ _ _ _ _ N

(f) Military unit composed of a headquarters and two or more companies.

B _ _ _ _ _ _ _ N

(g) Inflammation of the of the big toe

B _ _ _ _ N

(h) Uncivilised person

B _ _ _ _ _ _ _ N

(i) Petty naval officer in charge of rigging, anchors, cables, etc.

B _ _ _ _ _ _ _ N

(j) Castigated, nagged

B _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ N

SET 4

(AH words)

(a) The Once and Future King

A _ _ H _ _

(b) Fishy pizza topping

A _ _ H _ _ _

(c) Toxophilist’s sport

A _ _ H _ _ _

(d) While, even if, despite the fact that, notwithstanding

A _ _ H _ _ _ _

(e) Animal capable of living both on land and in water

A _ _ H _ _ _ _ _

(f) The power to enforce laws, command or judge

A _ _ H _ _ _ _ _

(g) Ordering system based on letters

A _ _ H _ _ _ _ _ _

(h) The moulding around a door or window

A _ _ H _ _ _ _ _ _

(i) Very high-ranking member of the Christian clergy

A _ _ H _ _ _ _ _ _

(j) Principled Greek who cried “Eureka!”

A _ _ H _ _ _ _ _ _

SET 5

(BO words)

(a) Healthily plump, full-bosomed

B _ _ O _

(b) Russian wolfhound

B _ _ _ O _

(c) Precious metal in bars or ingots

B _ _ _ _ O _

(d) Power shovel, excavator

B _ _ _ _ O _

(e) A citrus-like aromatic oil

B _ _ _ _ _ O _

(f) Trend which rapidly attracts supporters

B _ _ _ _ _ _ O _

(g) Houses of ill repute

B _ _ _ _ _ _ O _

(h) Game requiring a net

B _ _ _ _ _ _ O _

(i) Bestower, donor, giver

B _ _ _ _ _ _ _ O _

(j) Board game

B _ _ _ _ _ _ _ O _

ANSWERS

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