Clued In #323 | Keen eye for the cryptic

Read on to figure out how to solve clues like... ‘Keen to see the Queen over time (5)’

June 09, 2021 10:12 pm | Updated March 22, 2022 03:27 pm IST - Discuss clues, grids and more

The Queen will be hoping to return to her London palace and get a calendar of activities going at Buckingham Palace after a year of pared-down events. File

The Queen will be hoping to return to her London palace and get a calendar of activities going at Buckingham Palace after a year of pared-down events. File

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Keen to see the Queen over time (5) CLUE:

Clue explained:

: containment, abbreviation Clue types

: keen Definitions

: AnswerEAGER

We need a 5-letter word that means ‘keen’.

An abbreviation for ‘Queen’ is ER, short for Elizabeth Regina.

Another word for ‘time’ is AGE.

‘Over’ is a containment indicator telling us to put ER around AGE and form EAGER, our 5-letter word for ‘keen’!

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