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Clued In #252 | Get your kicks from cryptics, for crying out loud!

Mihir Balantrapu  |  25 February 2021

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The Hindu Cryptic #13,180 | Arden | 13 Across

CLUE: Everyone heard him in town (5)

Clue type: cryptic

Definition: him, whom ‘everyone... heard in town’

Answers: CRIER

Clue explained:

This is a cryptic definition clue.

In the olden days, when the only way people of a village or town would get their daily news was by keeping an ear out for the town crier, the man who shouted the loudest, the profession of the journalist acquired its modern call.

In this day and age, we should all know by now that the man who shouts the loudest is hardly the one we can trust for authentic or factual information. But the fact remains, the answer to this clue is CRIER!

Sometimes, you realise that the best place to look for your daily entertainment and information is not the capricious, fleeting and insincere thing they call the social media. You need to get your daily dose of the good stuff from a source you can trust.

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