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June 16, 2021 12:00 am | Updated May 02, 2022 01:13 am IST - Discuss clues, grids and more

Shepard on the lunar surface. Photo: NASA

Shepard on the lunar surface. Photo: NASA

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The Hindu Cryptic #13275 | Vulcan | 26 Across

Adventurer/mountaineer runs off road (7) CLUE:

Clue explained:

: deletion, abbreviation, definition by example Clue types

: adventurer Definition

: AnswerSHEPARD

We need a 7-letter word that is the name of an ‘adventurer’.

Another word for a ‘mountaineer’ you’d find in Nepal or the northern parts of India is SHERPA.

An abbreviation for ‘runs’ is R. ‘Off’ is a deletion indicator telling us to remove R from SHERPA, and get SHEPA.

An abbreviation for ‘road’ is RD.

And altogether, that spells SHEPARD, the last name of astronaut and ‘adventurer’ Alan who not only went to the moon, the satellite that looks like a golf ball, in 1971 but also played a golf shot on it!

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