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THCrosswordPlus Desk THCrosswordPlus Desk  |  13 May 2021

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Usually the surface of the clue is something mundane while the cryptic reading holds the subtle answer. Here, the profundity is sitting right on the surface whilst urging us to look deeper inside.

 

The Hindu Cryptic #13246 | Arden | 5 Across

CLUE: I say God’s within (6)

Clue types: abbreviation, insertion

Definition: I

Answer: IODINE

Clue explained:

We need a 6-letter word ove here.

An abbreviation for ‘say’, as in a word that might precede an explanation or elucidation, is IE.

An example of ‘God’, from the Norse pantheon, is ODIN.

‘Within’ is an insertion indicator telling us to put ODIN inside IE.

And that spells IODINE, a chemical whose atomic symbol is ‘I’!

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