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Clued In #327 | Head in the clouds, shoot for the solutions!

Mihir Balantrapu  |  15 June 2021

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The Hindu Cryptic #13274 | Lightning | 13 AcrossSaint missing a space trip arranged for each person (3,6)CLUE:Clue explained:

: abbreviation, deletion, anagramClue types

: for each personDefinition


We need a two-word expression of 3 and 6 letters respectively that means ‘for each person’.

An abbreviation for ‘saint’ is ST.

‘Arranged’ is an anagram indicator — an anagram of ‘a space trip’ is PERSTCAPITA.

‘Missing’ is a deletion indicator telling us to delete the ST from PERSTCAPITA.

If you split that jumble of letters into 3 and 6 letters, that leaves us with PER CAPITA, a Latin idiom that means ‘per person’!