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Clued In #32 | Curl up with crosswords as you do time

 |  21 April 2020

Hey there, and welcome back to Clued In!

Here’s hoping you are all keeping fine, fit and well-fed as we enter the second-last week of the ongoing lockdown phase. It’s easy, after this sort of prolonged stint indoors, for home to start feeling like a sanatorium, if not a jailhouse.

 

The Hindu Cryptic #12,914 | Hypatia | 18 Across

Clue surface: Shutter in jailhouse, not hard to crack (8)

Definition: Shutter

Answer: JALOUSIE

Explanation: This clue is an anagram (as indicated by ‘to crack’) of ‘jailhouse’ without the letter ‘h’ (as indicated by ‘not hard’), JALHOUSIE, which gives us JALOUSIE.

But we just need to take refuge in our favourite pastime, and remind ourselves that there are many not-so-fortunate people who may well regard our roof and floor with jealousy. The good kind. So, nestle comfortably inside your home and hearth till it becomes safe to do a well-deserved jailbreak!

 

jalousie

sounds like: zhal-uh-zee

noun (pl. jalousies, adj. jalousied)

— a window blind or shutter constructed from angled slats of wood, plastic, glass, etc.

— a window made of angled slats

Synonyms: shutter, window, screen, blind

Etymology: He peeped between the half-open jalousie.

 

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