Clued In #298 | Clues left in poetry

Read on to figure out how to solve clues like... ‘Electronic record featuring, say poet (7)’

May 03, 2021 10:00 pm | Updated March 22, 2022 12:57 pm IST - Discuss clues, grids and more

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The Hindu Cryptic #13237 | Hypatia | 11 Across

Electronic record featuring, say poet (7) CLUE:

Clue explained:

: Abbreviation, insertion Clue types

: poet Definition


We need a 7-letter word here that means ‘poet’.

The abbreviation for ‘electronic’ is E.

Another word for ‘record’ is LIST.

An abbreviation for the word ‘say’, for example, is EG.

‘Featuring’ is an insertion indicator telling us to insert EG into LIST.

And altogether, that spells ELEGIST, a ‘poet’ who might write elegies!

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