Cryptic Crossword Dictionary : M


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MAD

Possibly an anagram indicator.


MADAME

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


MADE

Possibly an anagram indicator.


MADE UP

Possibly an anagram indicator.


MADLY

Possibly an anagram indicator.


MAIDENHEAD

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

MAIN

Possibly a bits-and-pieces indicator indicating the letters SEA.


MAKE-UP

Possibly an anagram indicator.


MALE

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


MALE CHROMOSOME

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


MALFORMED

Possibly an anagram indicator.


MALFUNCTION

Possibly an anagram indicator.


MALTA

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

(See International Vehicle Registrations).


MALTREATED

Possibly an anagram indicator.


MANAGE

Possibly a bits-and-pieces indicator indicating the letters RUN.


MANAGED

1. Possibly an anagram indicator.

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


MANGLED

Possibly an anagram indicator.


MANOEUVRE

Possibly an anagram indicator.


MANUSCRIPT

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

Sample clue:
Manuscript about beer for men (5)

MANY

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

Sample clues:
Fruit consumed by many (4)
Many a bird is cowardly (6)

MAP-MAKERS

May be a bits-and-pieces indicator indicating the letters OS (Ordnance Survey).


MARINES

Possibly a bits-and-pieces indicator indicating the letters RM.


MARK

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


MARKED CHOICE

May be a bits-and-pieces indicator indicating the letter X (as in marking a ballot paper).


MARRIED

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


MASCULINE

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


MASH

Possibly an anagram indicator.


MASSAGED

Possibly an anagram indicator.


MASTER

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


MATURE

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


MAYBE

Possibly an anagram indicator.


MAYDAY

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

MEANDERING

Possibly an anagram indicator.


MEASURE

May be a bits-and-pieces indicator indicating the letters EM or EN or ELL, CC, FT, YD, etc.


MEDIUM

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


MEDLEY

Possibly an anagram indicator.


MEMBER

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


MESS

Possibly an anagram indicator.

Sample clue:
Celebrity in sergeants' mess (9)

MESSY

Possibly an anagram indicator.


METRE

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


MID-AFTERNOON

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


MID-AIR

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


MIDDAY

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


MIDWIFE

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


MIKE

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

(See NATO Phonetic Alphabet).

Sample clue:
Company provided with wood by Mike (4)

MILE

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


MILITARY LEADER

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


MILLION

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


MINCED

Possibly an anagram indicator.


MINEHEAD

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


MINUTE

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


MISHANDLE

Possibly an anagram indicator.


MISHANDLED

Possibly an anagram indicator.


MISPLACED

Possibly an anagram indicator.


MISSHAPEN

Possibly an anagram indicator.


MISSING THE FIRST

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


MISSING THE LAST

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


MISTAKE

Possibly an anagram indicator.


MISTAKEN

Possibly an anagram indicator.


MISUSE

Possibly an anagram indicator.


MIX

Possibly an anagram indicator.


MIXED

Possibly an anagram indicator.


MIXTURE

Possibly an anagram indicator.


MOBILE

Possibly an anagram indicator.


MODEL

May be a bits-and-pieces indicator indicating the letter T (as in Model T Ford).


MODELLED

Possibly an anagram indicator.


MODERN TECHNOLOGY

May be a bits-and-pieces indicator indicating the letters IT (Information Technology).


MODIFIED

Possibly an anagram indicator.


MONDAY

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


MONEY

May be a bits-and-pieces indicator indicating the letter L (£) or P (pence) or CASH or TIN (old slang).


MONSIEUR

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


MONTH

May be a bits-and-pieces indicator indicating the letter M or an abbreviated month - JAN, FEB, MAR etc.


MORNING

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


MOST

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


MOSTLY

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


MOTHER

May be a bits-and-pieces indicator indicating the letters MA, MUM, DAM, etc.


MOTORING ORGANISATION

May be a bits-and-pieces indicator indicating the letters AA or RAC.


MOTORWAY

May be a bits-and-pieces indicator indicating the letter M or the letters MI (the crossword equivalent of M1).


MOUNT

May be a bits-and-pieces indicator indicating the letters MT or IDA or NAG, PONY, STEED, etc.


MOUNTAIN

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


MOUNTED

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


MOVING

Possibly an anagram indicator.


MUDDLE

Possibly an anagram indicator.


MUDDLED

Possibly an anagram indicator.


MUSICAL

In a cryptic crossword, MUSICAL frequently denotes CATS, HAIR or EVITA.


MUTILATED

Possibly an anagram indicator.


MUTINOUS

Possibly an anagram indicator.


MYSTERY MAN

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



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