Lose weight dramatically, becoming muscular (5)


Tom's first guess has correctly identified the anagrind and definition.


Third time lucky


Wordplay is

LOSE + W (abbrev. of weight) the anagrind is dramatically becoming definition muscular.

A second more robust try:

STOUT - muscular

With word play

st as abbreviation for stone(s) as in pounds (lb) and ounces (oz)
st + out : means stone(s) out (of you) which is to lose weight dramatically.

First try: Running with this:

TONED - having firm and well-defined muscles.

If this wordplay is fit:

de-ton: anagram (clued by dramatically), where de - means lose and ton is a weight.

Recover the endless well-being (6)

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    $\begingroup$ That would be an indirect anagram, so, no. I won't write the answer to your clue in a comment, so I will drink it instead ;) $\endgroup$ – Rupert Morrish Aug 20 '18 at 8:26
  • $\begingroup$ Another one which is more black and white. I will drink it too - sláinte :P $\endgroup$ – Tom Aug 20 '18 at 15:13
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    $\begingroup$ Very clever, but still wrong, sorry. $\endgroup$ – Rupert Morrish Aug 20 '18 at 17:40

is it :

a-diet or diets ? -> some crosswords don't show word breakups to keep it challenging not sure if you have done the same or not

  • $\begingroup$ Sorry, no. It's one five letter word. $\endgroup$ – Rupert Morrish Aug 20 '18 at 7:51

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