Monday, 17 February 2014

The Acronym

Acronyms pop up about as frequently as hidden words. You will usually find one in a puzzle of standard difficulty. Remember to look for the definition and indicator. In acronym type clues you are being told to take the first letter of a few words in the clue and combine them to make your answer. Look for indicators such as 'initially', 'heads', 'starts', 'commences', 'begins':

8. Prime Minister seen by heads of Blue Labour, alienating in Rutshire (5)
8. Asian country idiots not dealing in apricots initially. (5)
8. Starts to rain outside, you are late to Yoga - an outdated system? (7)
8. The beginnings of an intelligent race hampered early after dozens support stupid people (8)

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