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satprof | 09:08 Mon 24th Jan 2022 | Quizzes & Puzzles
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Alphapuzzle cryptic clue for today.

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Raiment
09:11 Mon 24th Jan 2022
ermine
Raiment
Raiment ,anagram of terminal with the last letter removed
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Both answers could fit; ‘ermine’ if E=10 & ‘raiment’ if E=9. On simple counting, the latter is more likely so it’s going to need a try to see which works.
My impetuous answer is too much a stretch even for alphapuzzle
'raiment' it is
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Morgy, how would that work? It doesn't seem to!
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Well done, Fibonacci.

Fortunately, it was very easy to eliminate 'ermine' as a possibility as there's an 8-letter position ending in X crossing what would be ermine. This would have required an 8-letter word -N----NX, so ermine was out. (I guess Alphapuzzle setters don't have blue blood ...)
Raiment .. 11,6,5,20,9,10,17 .. Q is 15. Sneaky setting giving two possible places for raiment, both with 4 matching letter placements.
R=11 A=6 I =5 M=20 E=9 N=10 T=17
Q=15 O=24 U=23
Probably a bit late, but suggest RAIMENT as the answer.
MusicalN, you have to be quite an early bird to tackle the first sighting of the Alpha Puzzle clue! The good news/bad news is that there are usually several more requests throughout the day.

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