On Dec 7, 4:58 pm, Angus Rodgers <twir...@bigfoot.com> wrote:
On Fri, 7 Dec 2007 03:26:51 -0800 (PST), Rishi
While a couple of clues used the anagram Irish for clueing RISHI, no
clue-writer exploited the fact that 'Irish' becomes RISHI by simply
shifting the letter I from first to last.
I think Everyman once used this device but I don't have the clue to
Will anyone try and write a clue with the above-mentioned ploy.
Holy man from the East of Ireland turns a little to the West (5)
Can I get away with West = left (as on a map), like this? Even if
I can, is "turning to the West" unfairly misleading in that, if it
is understood as a cryptic indication at all, it would naturally be
taken to indicate reversal (of an Across clue)? Probably! Worth
You can certainly use east and west to identify
ends of an across clue and directions in an
But I think you've got E & W mixed up here.
If the little is the I in Irish, this has to be moved
to the East to get Rishi. If you're meaning that
the RISH in Irish moves to the west of the I, I
think it's moving more than a little - both in
distance and the amount of stuff that's moving.
Or have I completely missed the point?