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Clued In #41 | Solve puzzles time to it is

Mihir Balantrapu  |  01 May 2020

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It’s not unusual for setters to sometimes speak like Yoda. They can get poetic with their word order. Like we see in the following clue:

 

The Hindu Cryptic #12,924 | Arden | 15 Across

Clue surface: Time to plug extra covers, it’s a pledge (8)

Definition: it’s a pledge

Answer: MORTGAGE

Explanation: MORE (synonym for ‘extra’) envelops (syntactic instruction indicated by ‘covers’) T (abbreviation for ‘time’) and GAG (bare infinitive synonym for ‘to plug’).

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