Cryptic Crossword Dictionary : O


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OBSERVERS

Possibly a bits-and-pieces indicator indicating the letters ROC, (the former Royal Observer Corps).


OCCIDENTAL

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


OCCUPYING

Possibly a container-and-contents indicator.


ODD

Possibly an anagram indicator.


ODDLY

Possibly a subtraction indicator signifying the selection of alternate letters from a word.


ODDLY LACKING

Possibly a subtraction indicator signifying the omission of alternate letters from a word.


ODDS

1. Possibly a bits-and-pieces indicator indicating the letters SP (starting price).


2. Possibly a subtraction indicator signifying the selection of alternate letters from a word.


OF

Possibly a hidden word indicator.

Sample clues:
Song of the proletariat? (4)
A great number of the apostles (4)

OFF

Possibly an anagram indicator.


OFFEND

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


OFFICER

May be a bits-and-pieces indicator indicating the letters CO, CAPT, COL, GEN, LT, etc.


OLD

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


OLD BOB

May be a bits-and-pieces indicator indicating the letter S (shilling).


OLD ENGLISH

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


OLD PENNY

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


OLD TESTAMENT

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


ONE

May be a bits-and-pieces indicator indicating the letters A or AN or I.


ON THE RADIO

Possibly a homophone indicator.


OPERATION

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


OPERATIONS

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


ORDER

1. Possibly an anagram indicator.

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


ORDERED

Possibly an anagram indicator.


ORDERLY

Possibly an anagram indicator.


ORDINATE

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


ORGANISE

Possibly an anagram indicator.


ORGANISED

Possibly an anagram indicator.


ORIENT

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


ORIENTAL

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


ORIGINAL

Possibly an anagram indicator.


ORIGINALLY

Possibly an anagram indicator.


OSCAR

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

(See NATO Phonetic Alphabet).

Sample clue:
Oscar, going to church, tucked into cheese roll (7)

OTHERWISE

Possibly an anagram indicator.


OUNCE

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


OUT

Possibly an anagram indicator.

Sample clues:
Name of man taking Dolly out (5)
Story one acted out (8)
Spread grit out for birds (10)

OUTLAW

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


OUT OF JOINT

Possibly an anagram indicator.


OUT OF SORTS

1. Possibly an anagram indicator.

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


OUTSIDE

Possibly a container-and-contents indicator.


OVER

1. Possibly a reversal indicator.

2. Possibly a bits-and-pieces indicator indicating the letter O (as in cricket).


OVER 18

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


OVERHEARD

Possibly a homophone indicator.


OVERTURNED

Possibly a reversal indicator.


OXTAIL

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


OXYGEN

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

(See Symbols for Chemical Elements).

Sample clue:
A bird goes wrong without oxygen (5)

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