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The explanation should be pretty obvious following the answer, but I would appreciate any feedback on the clue as there was 1 or 2 parts that I felt wasn't immediately obvious as to their meaning. So I am wondering if it was a nice challenging clue, or just a badly designed one?
I am going on holiday on Friday for 2 weeks, so tomorrows clue will be much easier... hopefully
Full clue breakdown:
celebrity = VIP
outfit = uniform
the casualty department = ER
the peacekeepers = UN
VIP uniform based around ER, but let's leave UN out of this
VIP + ER + uniform = Viperuniform
Viperuniform - UN = Viperiform
Are you suggesting that is wasn't clear which part to remove the "UN" from?
I can see why you might think it that way, but I wasn't actually suggesting to remove "UN" from "UNIFORM" directly, more a case that it should be removed from the result of the first part of the clue. I.e. remove "UN" from "VIPERUNIFORM"
No. I wasn't roping in "based around" part. I was ignoring that. This made the clue non-linear for me. I got VIP and ER, then I had to go back to outfit to get uniform and then move forward again to remove UN.
Still makes more sense than what I can come up with:
Echidna sounds like clean alteration.