Clued In #314 | Catch the drift, get the gist

Read on to figure out how to solve clues like... ‘What a cricketer hates to do — ditch a model (4,1,6)’

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England v Pakistan - Trent Bridge, Nottingham, Britain - June 3, 2019 England's Jason Roy drops a catch from Pakistan's Mohammad Hafeez

England v Pakistan - Trent Bridge, Nottingham, Britain - June 3, 2019 England's Jason Roy drops a catch from Pakistan's Mohammad Hafeez

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The Hindu Cryptic #13258 | Dr. X | 8 Down

What a cricketer hates to do — ditch a model (4,1,6) CLUE:

Clue explained:

: cryptic definition Clue types

: what a cricketer hates to do Definition

: AnswerDROP A SITTER

We need a three-word phrase of 4,1, and 6 letters each that means something that ‘a cricketer hates to do’.

Another word for ‘ditch’ is DROP.

The letter ‘a’, taken literally, offers us an A.

A ‘model’ is someone who poses or sits for a photograph and, therefore, a SITTER of sorts.

And altogether, that spells DROP A SITTER, which is ‘what a cricketer hates to do’!

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