Golden or Bullshit or Does DA Need to Weigh In On This One? (from the 2nd/3rd of October)

21 across: Setter is crazy to retreat, grabbing spades for disaster (7)

This could be brilliant, but the two explanations put forward seem to me to be lacking something.

My own incomplete explanation, which is not the greatest, goes like this: setter is crazy = nuts am i, which somehow becomes tsunami.

A far better approach put forward by Timbo is the following: setter is crazy to retreat, grabbing spades = I’m a nut to retreat grabbing spades = tunami grabbing s = tsunami = disaster.

The reason I’m not completely happy with the Timbo explanation is the plural form of spades. Shouldn’t spades mean that two esses are inserted into tunami? Is that a valid criticism? Or am I — perhaps we — missing something?

5 thoughts on “Golden or Bullshit or Does DA Need to Weigh In On This One? (from the 2nd/3rd of October)

  1. Timbo’s explanation is OK. In many card games the suits are referred to in the singular: H, D, S, C.

  2. I love 500 — I really should get into this Bridge game.

    It might help with the crosswords too.

    Cheers.

  3. I love reading the Bridge column in the paper, although – perhaps even because – I have no idea what any of it means. Yet another arcane realm to explore one of these days …

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