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Clued In #73 | Ears open, listen close

Mihir Balantrapu  |  22 June 2020

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The Hindu Cryptic #12968 | Skulldugger | 16 Across

Clue surface: Reddish-purple benches for the audience (4)

Definition: Reddish-purple

Answer: PUCE

Explanation: Another word for ‘benches’ is PEWS, for which a homophone (as indicated by ‘for the audience’) is PUCE, a reddish-purple colour.

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rhymes with: few, mew, issue


— a compartment in the auditorium of a church providing seats for several persons

— one of the benches with backs and sometimes doors fixed in rows in a church

Etymology: Middle English pewe, from Middle French dialect (Picardy) puie balustrade, from Latin podia, plural of podium parapet, podium, from Greek podion base, diminutive of pod-, pous foot

~ Merriam-Webster


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