Well done to Maureen. Joey Joe Joe Junior, JL and others who got some of the answers. Click ‘Continue Reading’ for the solutions to Brit the Elder’s Fiddle and Find quiz…

After solving each cryptic clue, you ‘apply the brackets’ to it by switching the first letter in the bracket for the second, then ‘fiddling’ to find an anagram linked to the ‘animal’ theme. Thus:

Questions:
1. sell whip (4) (l-r)
2. verminous colour (5) (u-o)
3. rob fool (3) (g-e)
4. Axe assassin? No, man! (7) (t-e)
5. becomes edible (6) (n-d)
6. nudge trudge prod plod (3) (j-d)
7. autocontroller (8) (m-e)
8. extended family group (5) (b-g)
9. shop and save (5) (t-h)
10. confuse flow controller (6) (e-ou)
11. disorderly ant heaps (8) (as-le)
12. good provider (8) (ier-aty)
13. insulating current (7) (l-s)
14. unsanctioned art works (8) (it-e)
15. great country (7) (in-b)
16. pushes boats (6) (s-d)
17. twinkle to twinkle (5) (m-e)
18. tender suggestion (8) (al-ie)
19. American wager (6) (ae-do)
20. maintain application (5) (i-e)

Answers:

1. flog-frog
2. mouse-moose
3. mug-emu
4. hatchet-cheetah
5. ripens-spider
6. jog-dog
7. motorist-tortoise
8. tribe-tiger
9. store-horse
10. baffle-buffalo
11. pheasant-elephant
12. supplier-platypus
13. thermal-hamster
14. graffiti-giraffe
15. Britain-rabbit
16. barges-badger
17. gleam-eagle
18. proposal-porpoise
19. yankee-donkey
20. claim-camel



  1. Joey Joe Joe Jr. on Friday 25, 2013

    Thanks, Brit Elder, for another enjoyable puzzle.