I’m back with another annoying word puzzle. The following are clues to a series of “er” words. They consist of pairs of words or phrases that are both associated with a particular word that ends in “er”. One association will generally depend on a trick or an unusual meaning. For example “Insect catcher/Parent” could clue “mother” since a mother is a parent and a “moth-er” catches moths which are, of course, insects.
Now, if I’m giving you two clues for every word and I’ve already told you they all end in “er” then it would be too easy unless there was a twist of some kind. And there is. Your answer must include a clue pair for the secret word.
Ready for action/Amputator
Pitcher/Selective sheep minder
It was entirely by chance... er, that is, I planted by devilish cunning an Easter egg in this puzzle. The initial letters of the seven clues anagram to the word “snapper” which could be clued as “Fish/Card player”.
I amaze me.