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Daily Mail Pitcherwits Tuesday 10Th December

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pipdawg | 12:45 Tue 10th Dec 2013 | Crosswords
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I'm very new to cryptic crosswords but I'm learning fast. I've just completed today's Daily Mail Pitcherwits but, if anyone out there's got the inclination (and a copy of the Daily Mail in front of them), please could you explain some of the answers to me.
1 across. Bottle Screw. What's this got to do with 'cable'? (Picture clue)
8 across. Arena. What's this got to do with 'badly'? (Put badly near a stadium)
3 down. Rhyme. What's this got to do with 'frosty'? (Nursery poem said in a frosty way)
4 down. Wire Drawing. (Making stuff for steel hawsers). Need an explanation please

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8a.Put badly = anagram 3d.Rhyme sounds like rime (frost)
12:47 Tue 10th Dec 2013
8a.Put badly = anagram
3d.Rhyme sounds like rime (frost)

ARENA anag 'near a'

Rhyme, sounds like RIME which is frost

1. 2 bottleS+CREW
Wire Drawing.

Say what you see, an overhead wire, then someone draw(ing). Steel Hawsers(ropes) are made by wire drawing.
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thanks Danny - it seems like there are quite a few phrases that indicate anagram - that's another I must remember
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Baldric - I'd got arena from 'near a'. It was the 'badly' bit I didn't understand (but now I've learnt that it indicates an anagram). I could see where 'bottle screw' came from but I don't understand what bottle screw has to do with 'cable' . Thanks for letting me know that RIME is frost - that's a new one to me.
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thanks Dodger
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thanks Baldric - that was a perfect explanation, and I've learnt yet another thing
Arena is an anagram of near a which is also a stadium
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thanks, solrac

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