# gegs? (9, 4) - a british cryptic crossword clue

Hope this is a suitable forum for this puzzling question (its also a bit old now so may be answered in seconds...) as its my first post and I'm trying something new. Minor hint: this is a cryptic crossword clue so (9, 4) tells you about the structure of the answer.

bonus question:

D R U G G E D U P? (6, 3)

gegs? (9, 4)

SCRAMBLED EGGS

The letter of "gegs" are those of the word "eggs" only mixed up (or scrambled). The answer is thus scrambled eggs. The question mark denotes that we are looking for something a little tricky. Normally a cryptic clue would want something like "Messy gegs for breakfast".

D R U G G E D U P? (6, 3)

SPACED OUT

Notice there is a space between every letter. This means the letters are spaced out which is a synonym of being on drugs (or "drugged up").

• the gegs one is very old and was originally presented as that. spaced out is also right so will accept when I can. – MD-Tech Nov 24 '14 at 10:26
• @MD-Tech Yes, nice. Maybe these cryptics should become more popular here. They don't fit anywhere else. Something people get here that they don't normally get using google is an explanation! Would you be inclined to raise this in meta? (I know many prominent members have posted about cryptics in the past) – d'alar'cop Nov 24 '14 at 10:27
• @MD-Tech Actually never mind that. There is already a question over there which I will bump meta.puzzling.stackexchange.com/questions/213/… – d'alar'cop Nov 24 '14 at 10:30
• I may well raise it as I'm interested - you may even start to get my crappy clues soon! – MD-Tech Nov 24 '14 at 10:30
• "Normally a cryptic clue would want something like 'gegs for breakfast'." Depending on the newspaper, that might still need a question mark. In The Times, for example, the convention is that a clue should contain both a definition and some wordplay leading you to the answer. "Gegs for breakfast" arguably contains neither so you'd still expect a question mark. Other newspapers use different conventions. (Actually, in The Times, I'd probably expect the clue to be written "Gegs! (9,4)", with the exclamation mark denoting that the clue should be interpreted "literally" in some sense.) – David Richerby Nov 24 '14 at 15:43

gegs = scrambled eggs

As for drugged up, I think I've actually done this one in the past (in the Guardian). Answer was:

drugged up = zonked out

• I know the answers! – MD-Tech Nov 24 '14 at 10:21
• @MD-Tech: Still, probably not a great puzzle if it can be google in a single second... – Andrew Martin Nov 24 '14 at 10:21
• fair enough - the other one may prove harder to google though. Zonked out is wrong. – MD-Tech Nov 24 '14 at 10:23
• @MD-Tech: My memory served me well, but if it didn't, it's still an easy one to Google. – Andrew Martin Nov 24 '14 at 10:24
• Don't worry. I'll just serially downvote you in retribution :D Nah, honestly, don't worry - downvotes happen. – Andrew Martin Nov 24 '14 at 12:26