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When they first came in, they were easy to find; they were on the end of the cable! Cat / dog / wife / kids all tripped over the wire of course, so usually easier just to leave the remote on top of the tv set.
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.