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Clued In #57 | Solving clues at the drop of a hat

Mihir Balantrapu  |  29 May 2020

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Here’s a fitting clue...


The Hindu Cryptic #12947 | Hypatia | 4 Down

Clue surface: Soft hat from Europe given to fellow explorer in show (6)

Definition: Soft hat

Answer: FEDORA

Explanation: Inside F (abbreviation of ‘fellow’) and DORA (‘explorer in show’ of Dora the Explorer fame), we put (as indicated by ‘given to’) the letter E (abbreviation for ‘Europe’).

... along with a hat-tip to setter Hypatia on the publication of her 25th The Hindu Cryptic crossword puzzle.

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