Another DA Teaching from the 12th of September

8 across: Grape grower escorts tawdry tart (10)

This was a contender for DA Confusion until I looked up the meaning for tart. Unbeknownst to me, tart not only refers to one of those lovely pastry sweets or a loose woman, but also to something sour or acidic. Hence, grape grower = vine and tawdry = garish, which gives grape grower escorts tawdry = vinegarish = tart.

2 thoughts on “Another DA Teaching from the 12th of September

  1. The 12th September was a breeze compared to yesterday’s (19th). I guess DA gets heaps of pleasure in confounding us in this way. What’s the point of leading us round in circles!

  2. I’m guessing Manda that you’re not a huge fan of The Simpsons?

    The cryptic would have indeed been tough if you didn’t have that background knowledge.

    I should be posting about the cryptic tomorrow, so you should be able to get at least some explanations.

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