Only dead fish go with the flow.
1. Graduate’s cigarette-end on a musical instrument (4,4) BASS TUBA
A graduate will normally be either MA or BA, in this instance BA’s a cigarette-end is a ‘stub’ and put those two words on ‘a’ – and you get bass tuba, a musical instrument. A little convoluted perhaps but the way the clue is phrased you know the answer must be musical instrument.
2. Mean to declare silver necklace ultimately (7) AVERAGE
The answer is ‘mean’ obtained from declare i.e. aver, silver i.e. ag (the chemical symbol of silver) and the letter e, i.e. necklace ultimately, the last letter of necklace.
3. Curve seen in sugarcane (3) ARC
Hidden word – so the answer is ‘curve’ seen inside sugarcane.
– of or during the day
– daily; of each day
1. Graduate’s cigarette-end on a musical instrument (4,4)
2. Mean to declare silver necklace ultimately (7)
3. Curve seen in sugarcane (3)
’La vie ce n’est pas d’attendre que les orages passent, c’est d’apprendre a danser sous la pluie……’
The biggest communication problem is that we do not listen to understand, we listen to reply.
1. Shambles – first meal for Rover (4,9) – DOGS BREAKFAST
I like this type of clue. The answer is ‘shambles’ arrived at by ‘first meal’ being breakfast and for ‘Rover’ being dog’s making dog’s breakfast!
2. Wader in boots is struggling initially (4) IBIS
A common clue nowadays where the answer is wader. The word initially means that you take the first letter of the preceding four words – i. b.i.s. – making ibis, a wading bird.
3. Dishonourably discharge bank employee (7) CASHIER
A double meaning where both parts of the clue mean the same thing. Dishonourably discharge (from the army for example) would be ‘cashier’ and a bank employee also a ‘cashier’.