# Chess Themed cryptic clues

In honour of the fortnightly topic challenge, here are some cryptic clues that refer to chess:

Chewed after leg. It's risky (6)

Ace a piece (6)

Show where Arthur lived (6)

Hint:

The second clue is about a particular Ace

The first:

gambit. gam, a leg and bit for chewed.

Not sure on the 2nd. (Got it, thanks to Solucutor)

Promote is a possibility that fits the clue, but not the number of letters. Pro, an ace, and mote, a piece of dust. Bishop, Billy Bishop was a Canadian Ace.

The third:

Castle, where King Arthur lived, and a popular tv show.

• Promote won't work for the simple reason that it's 7 letters, not 6. Apr 15, 2016 at 5:36

1)

Gambit (GAM+BIT) a risk

2)

Knight (as in 'arise sire' is to 'ace' it)

3)

Castle (an American TV show, Arthur lived in a castle)

• 1st and third are correct but not the second. Apr 16, 2016 at 2:38

1) (Jon Mark Perry and Herb Wolfe)

Gambit (gam = leg, bit = chewed)

2)

Bishop (Billy Bishop was a famous Canadian flying ace)

3) (Jon Mark Perry and Herb Wolfe)

Castle (A TV show and type of structure where King Arthur lived).

• You got it! Now add their answers to yours and I'll accept! Apr 19, 2016 at 15:29
• I'll fill it in, but maybe we should give these guys a chance to fill in #2 and be accepted, since they did most of the work. Apr 19, 2016 at 15:44
• Alright. Sounds good. I'll wait for whichever of them answers first including your answer. If they haven't in about a day, then I'll accept you. Apr 19, 2016 at 15:45
• I had thought of that for the 2nd clue, but did not know how it fit. Well done!
– Herb
Apr 20, 2016 at 3:19