|Wordplay||What it means||Types of words||Example words||Example Clue|
|Anagrams||Scramble up the fodder to make a new word||Any word with connotations of creation, destruction, activity, movement, confusion might be an anagram indicator.||Active, made up, funny, shambles, wandering||Sorties twisted tales (7) -> Stories|
|Containers||Put some letters or words inside of a word||Any word that suggests ownership, possession, or being placed around another word/letter.||About, eating, holding, collected by, within||Or around a paddle (3) -> Oar|
|Deletion||Remove some letters or words from another word||Any word that suggests removing/lacking something.||Cut, ignoring, leaving, wanting, without||Night animals shun ten battens (4) -> Bats|
|Hidden words||The answer is in the clue, often over multiple words.||Most container indicators, as well as words referring to things being found within / elements of other words.||A bit of, conceals, fragment, within, in, essential to||Old vessel discovered in obscure lichen (5) -> Relic|
|Reversals||Like a hidden word, but backwards.||Any word that indicates a backwards motion, or right-to-left/down-to-up motion. Some indicators only word for across or down clues.||Back, flipped, recall, inverted, head over heels, from below, lifted, written up, heading West||Vegetable may be dug up (3) -> Yam|
|Homophones||The answer sounds like the fodder||Any word that indicates speech or hearing||Aloud, called, heard, reportedly, uttered, on the radio, sung||Hear one victory (3) -> won|
|Letter deletion||Remove the first, last, middle or alternating letters||Any word that has connotations of removing a specific part of a thing. These can be quite varied due to the many different parts of a word you might want to delete from.||Bracketed letters are being removed: (T)opless, cut shor(t), (p)eele(d), hear(t)less, r(e)g(u)l(a)r (s)a(c)r(i)f(i)c(e)s, (p)iebald||Execute gutless desperado (2) -> do.|
|Letter selection||Pick the first, last, middle or alternating letters||Any word that has connotations of specifying a certain part of a thing. These can also be quite varied.||Bracketed letters are being selected: (F)irst, tai(l), (s)ide(s), he(a)rt, e(v)e(n), (o)d(d), s(tuffin)g, hor(n)tail||Even doodad is strange (3) -> odd|
|Double definition||No wordplay, two separate definitions in the clue||n/a||If you can’t find any indicators, check for a double definition, or just a substitution.||Small unit of time (6) -> Minute. “Small” and “unit of time” are both definitions of minute.|
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