Cryptic Crossword Dictionary : L


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LABOUR

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


LABOUR LEADER

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


LACKING FINISH

Possibly a subtraction indicator signifying the removal of a final letter.


LACKING WINGS

Possibly a subtraction indicator signifying the removal of first and last letters.


LAIR

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


LAKE

May be a bits-and-pieces indicator indicating the letter L or the letters ERIE.


LAND'S END

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


LARGE

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


LARGE AMOUNT

May be a bits-and-pieces indicator indicating the letters LOT or TONS

LARGE NUMBER

May be a bits-and-pieces indicator indicating a Roman numeral: C or D or M.

Sample clue:
Satan makes a large number wicked (5)

LATIN

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


LAWLESS

Possibly an anagram indicator.


LAWRENCE

May be a bits-and-pieces indicator indicating the letters DH or TE.


LAWYER

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


LAWYERS

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


LEADER

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

French leader = F
Great leader = G
Leader of men = M

LEADERLESS

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


LEARNER

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


LEFT

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


LEGEND

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


LEGISLATOR

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


LENGTH

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


LETTERHEAD

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


LETTERS

1. Possibly an anagram indicator.

Sample clues:
Are red letters more highly valued? (6)
This may reproduce letters from clients (7)

2. Possibly a hidden word indicator.

Sample clues:
Last letter or letters from some garage (5)
Letters from Oscar certainly seem few and far between (6)

LIBERAL

1. May be a bits-and-pieces indicator indicating the letter L or the letters LIB.

2. Possibly an anagram indicator.


LIEUTENANT

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


LIFTED

Possibly a reversal indicator (in a Down clue).


LIMA

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

(See NATO Phonetic Alphabet).

Sample clue:
Cut off in Lima with Oscar and Papa (3)

LIMB

May be a bits-and-pieces indicator indicating the letters strong>ARM or LEG.


LIMITLESS

Possibly a subtraction indicator signifying the removal of first and last letters.


LIMITS

May be a bits-and-pieces indicator indicating the first and last letters of a word. For example:

City limits = CY
Speed limits = SD
Limits of exploration = EN

LINCOLN

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

Sample clue:
Competent learner in Lincoln (4)

LINE

May be a bits-and-pieces indicator indicating the letter L or the letters RY (railway).


LINING

Possibly a container-and-contents indicator.


LIQUID

Possibly an anagram indicator.


LIRA

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


LISTEN

Phrases such as if you listen may be homophone indicators.


LISTENER

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

2. Phrases such as for the listener or to the listener may be homophone indicators.


LITHIUM

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

(See Symbols for Chemical Elements).

Sample clue:
Lithium crystals initially applied to birds or plants (7)

LITRE

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


LITTLE BOY

May be a bits-and-pieces indicator indicating an abbreviated boy's name, e.g. AL, ERN, TIM, TOM, etc.


LITTLE DEVIL

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


LITTLE GIRL

May be a bits-and-pieces indicator indicating an abbreviated girl's name, e.g. NAN, PEG, SAL, SUE, etc.


LITTLE WOMAN

May be a bits-and-pieces indicator indicating the letters JO or AMY or BETH (characters in Louisa Alcott's Little Women).


LOCAL

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


LONG

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


LONG TIME

May be a bits-and-pieces indicator indicating the letters AGE or AGES or EON.


LOOK

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


LOOKING BACK

Possibly a reversal indicator.


LOOKING UP

Possibly a reversal indicator (in a Down clue).


LOOSE

Possibly an anagram indicator.


LOOSELY

Possibly an anagram indicator.


LOSING HEART

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

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


LOSING MARGINS

Possibly a subtraction indicator signifying the removal of first and last letters.


LOSING OPENER

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


LOUD

May be a bits-and-pieces indicator indicating the letter F. Very loud may indicate the letters FF.


LOVE

May be a bits-and-pieces indicator indicating the letter O or the letters NIL.


LUNATIC

Possibly an anagram indicator.


LUXEMBOURG

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

(See International Vehicle Registrations).


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