Cryptic Crossword Dictionary : H


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HAPHAZARD

Possibly an anagram indicator.


HARBOUR

1. Possibly a container-and-contents indicator.

2. Possibly a bits-and-pieces indicator indicating the letters PORT.


HARBOURED

Possibly a container-and-contents indicator.


HARBOURING

Possibly a container-and-contents indicator.

Sample clue:
Stretch of river harbouring vessels (7)

HARBOURS

Possibly a container-and-contents indicator.

Sample clue:
Post Office harbours stolen picture (5)
Indian region harbours unknown painter (4)

HARD

May be a bits-and-pieces indicator indicating the letter H.


HASH

Possibly an anagram indicator.


HAVOC

Possibly an anagram indicator.


HAYWIRE

Possibly an anagram indicator.


HEAD

May be a bits-and-pieces indicator indicating an initial letter, for example:

Head of department = D
Beachy Head = B
King's Head = K
Roundhead = R

HEADFIRST

May be a bits-and-pieces indicator indicating the letter H.


HEADLESS

Possibly a subtraction indicator signifying the removal of an initial letter.


HEAD OFF

Possibly a subtraction indicator signifying the removal of an initial letter.


HEAD START

May be a bits-and-pieces indicator indicating the letter H.


HEALTH CENTRE

May be a bits-and-pieces indicator indicating the letters AL.

Sample clues:
Asian health centre established in a month (5)
Place next to health centre or allotment (10)

HEARD

Possibly a homophone indicator.


HEARING

Possibly a homophone indicator.


HEARSAY

Possibly a homophone indicator.

Sample clues:
A lord, according to hearsay, is to show up (6)
The team, according to hearsay, expressed discontent (6)

HEART

May be a bits-and-pieces indicator indicating the central letter(s) of a word, for example:

Heart of glass = A
Broken heart = OK

HEARTLESS

Possibly a subtraction indicator signifying the removal of one or more central letters from a word.


HEARTS

May be a bits-and-pieces indicator indicating the letter H.


HEAVYWEIGHT

May be a bits-and-pieces indicator indicating the letters ALI or TON.

Sample clues:
Heavyweight with boy or girl (6)
Singing John, the Spanish heavyweight (5)
Fighting heavyweight somewhere in Cheshire (10)

HEIGHT

May be a bits-and-pieces indicator indicating the letter H or the letters HT.


HELD

Possibly a container-and-contents indicator.


HELIUM

May be a bits-and-pieces indicator indicating the letters HE.

(See Symbols for Chemical Elements).

Sample clue:
Serfs requiring helium - bucketloads (6)

HELP

May be a bits-and-pieces indicator indicating the letters AID or SOS.


HELPING TO MAKE

Possibly a hidden word indicator.

Sample clue:
Group helping to make house tidy (3)
Appalled - but helping to make Branagh a star (6)

HENRY

May be a bits-and-pieces indicator indicating the letter H.


HER MAJESTY

May be a bits-and-pieces indicator indicating the letters ER or HM.


HEROIN

May be a bits-and-pieces indicator indicating the letter H.


HESITATION

May be a bits-and-pieces indicator indicating the letters ER or UM.


HIDDEN

Possibly a hidden word indicator.

Sample clues:
Mineral hidden in forest (3)
Everything hidden by manual labourer (6)

HIDE

Possibly an anagram indicator.


HIDES

Possibly a hidden word indicator.

Sample clues:
Afraid, Lydia hides in vain (4)

HIDING

1. Possibly an anagram indicator.

Sample clue:
Still hiding in attics? (6)

2. Possibly a hidden word indicator.

Sample clues:
Hiding in bushes to attack an animal (5)
Protagonist hiding somewhere in New Zealand (6)

HIGGLEDY-PIGGLEDY

Possibly an anagram indicator.


HILL

May be a bits-and-pieces indicator indicating the letters TOR.


HINDHEAD

May be a bits-and-pieces indicator indicating the letter H.


HOGSHEAD

May be a bits-and-pieces indicator indicating the letter H.


HOLD

Possibly a container-and-contents indicator.


HOLDING

Possibly a container-and-contents indicator.


HOLDS

Possibly a container-and-contents indicator.


HOLIDAY CENTRE

May be a bits-and-pieces indicator indicating the letter I.


HOLLOW

Possibly a subtraction indicator signifying the removal of one or more central letters from a word.


HOME

Home or at home may be a bits-and-pieces indicator indicating the letters IN.


HOME COUNTIES

May be a bits-and-pieces indicator indicating the letters SE.


HOSPITAL

May be a bits-and-pieces indicator indicating the letter H.


HOSPITAL DEPARTMENT

May be a bits-and-pieces indicator indicating the letters ENT (Ears, Nose & Throat) or WARD.


HOT

May be a bits-and-pieces indicator indicating the letter H.


HOTEL

May be a bits-and-pieces indicator indicating the letter H.

(See NATO Phonetic Alphabet).

Sample clue:
Hotel signs at random in seaside resort (8)

HOTHEAD

May be a bits-and-pieces indicator indicating the letter H.


HOUR

May be a bits-and-pieces indicator indicating the letter H or the letters HR.


HOUSE

1. May be a bits-and-pieces indicator indicating the letters HO.

2. Possibly a container-and-contents indicator.


HOUSED

Possibly a container-and-contents indicator.


HOUSES

Possibly a container-and-contents indicator.


HOUSING

Possibly a container-and-contents indicator.


HUNDRED

May be a bits-and-pieces indicator indicating the letter C or the letters TON.


HUNGARY

May be a bits-and-pieces indicator indicating the letter H.

(See International Vehicle Registrations).


HYDRANT

May be a bits-and-pieces indicator indicating the letter H.


HYDROGEN

May be a bits-and-pieces indicator indicating the letter H.

(See Symbols for Chemical Elements).

Sample clue:
Influx of hydrogen after iodine runs out (6)
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