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Clued In #105 | Every clue a painting

Mihir Balantrapu  |  04 August 2020

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The cryptic clue makes your think laterally. Which means, sometimes you need to interpret words, literary symbols, visually as shapes and forms.


The Hindu Cryptic #13004 | Sunnet | 1 Down

Clue surface: Bend and run away with a painting (8)

Clue types: Abbreviation, insertion

Definition: painting


Explanation: Here, we need an 8-letter word that is a kind of painting.

For starters, the word ‘bend’ can be abbreviated as S. The S-Bend is a regular type of plumbing pipe feature. So, we have an S.

Another word for ‘run away’ is ESCAPE.

Because the clue indicates ‘run away with a’, we have ESCAPE with A, or E[A]SCAPE.

Layer it all together and you get SEASCAPE.

In case you are wondering exactly what a seascape is...



sounds like: sees cape


— a sketch, painting, view or photograph of the sea.



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