After struggling to get through the Daily Torygraph during my daily commute to London, I converted to the
newspaper a few years ago. It’s a cut-down version of The Independent, contains good journalism and a dangerously addictive crossword. It’s not cryptic and it’s not too challenging, but the twist is that the answers to the 2 or 3 clues across the top of the puzzle are mashed up into a hidden word or phrase.
Here are the clues, factual answers and mangled word-link solution for Friday 1st August, 2014 to illustrate what I’m struggling to describe:
Person owed money (6); Country (6)
DEBTOR + NATION = DETONATION
Get the idea? (the graphic is my own addition).
I’m going to conjure up my own regular word-link challenges for your entertainment, and for my own mental stimulation. Here goes…..
Word-link challenge # 1 – Monday 4th August, 2014:
Obligation (4); Singing brothers (9)
See the separate page answers to the word-link challenge for the solution. Unless you think you’ve cracked it already, of course….
Word-link challenge # 2 – Thursday 21st August, 2014:
Milk production (5); Caressed with tongue (6)
Word-link challenge # 3 – Wednesday 8th October, 2014:
Plummeted, descended (4); Female character in Swallows & Amazons (5)
Word-link challenge # 4 – Monday 24th November, 2014:
Dr Who adversary (5); Propose a motion (5)