Daily Mail Cryptic Crossword Answer for April 1, 2024, is Here

Here is the solution to this challenging crossword clue, scroll down to know the complete set of clues and answers.

by Sivasankari

Updated Apr 01, 2024

Daily Mail Cryptic Crossword Answer for April 1, 2024, is Here

Hey everyone, looking for answers to today's Daily Mail Cryptic crossword clue? You're in the right place for crossword solutions, and we are here to help you in finding the correct answer. This article will warm up your thinking process in solving the clue. So, let's get started.

Group of fliers intially start a journey (3,3)

SET OFF

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"Fliers" can refer to birds taking flight, and "set off" means to begin a journey. (3,3) indicates the answer has 3 letters in the first word and 3 in the second.

Shelter provided by unknown number in a squalid district (6)

ASYLUM

"Shelter" refers to a place of refuge, and "asylum" can be a place providing such shelter. "Unknown number" is a bit of a misdirection, but it doesn't affect the answer. "Squalid district" implies a poor area, which some asylums might be associated with.

Terribly eager to be consistent (5)

AGREE

"Terribly eager" implies a strong desire, and "agree" means to be in accord or consistent with something.

Bathroom fixture for senior ministers (7)

CABINET

"Bathroom fixture" might mislead you to think of a sink or toilet, but a "cabinet" can also be a storage unit found in bathrooms. "Senior ministers" is a play on words, as a "cabinet" can also refer to a group of government advisors.

Prince holding coffee in dish (7)

PLATTER

"Prince" might suggest a crown or something royal, but it can also be a synonym for a young man. A "platter" is a large, flat dish, which could be used to hold someone's coffee.

Mad rodent that is outside (5)

IRATE

"Mad" refers to being angry, and "irate" is a synonym for that. "Rodent" implies a small mammal, and the clue "outside" suggests the answer isn't something typically found indoors.

Wild lionesses not making a sound (9)

NOISELESS

"Wild lionesses" describes fierce animals, but "not making a sound" indicates the answer is the opposite of their typical roar. "Noiseless" means completely silent.

Second young creature — is that clear? (3,2)

MOPUP

"Second" suggests something coming after the first, and "young creature" might lead you to think of an animal. "Is that clear?" is a hint that the answer relates to cleaning up, which a "mop" is used for. "Up" could refer to the second part of the answer.

Explorer returns and officer leaves (7)

TOBACCO

"Explorer" might make you think of a place name, but it can also refer to someone who discovers something new. "Returns" suggests coming back, and "officer leaves" could be a cryptic clue for "off" (meaning gone). Tobacco was a new discovery for Europeans when it was first encountered.

Hairspray one doesn't have, so to speak (7)

LACQUER

"Hairspray" suggests a product for styling hair. "One doesn't have, so to speak" implies a lack of something. "Lacquer" is a type of shiny coating that can be used on hair, but it's not as common as hairspray.

Parts for poor loser? (5)

ROLES

"Parts" can refer to roles in a play or performance. "Poor loser" might be someone who throws a tantrum (acting a role), but it's a bit of a devious clue.

One northern team may be contained (6)

INSIDE

 "One northern team" could be a cryptic reference to a single letter on the top (north) of a compass - "I". "May be contained" suggests something holding it, and "inside" fits the bill.

Scrap about a joint (6)

SHARED

"Scrap" implies an argument, and "about a joint" could refer to a disagreement over a shared possession (like a joint of meat). "Shared" is the answer to both being divided and possibly argued about.

Irritable agent going without sleep (6)

SNAPPY

"Irritable" means easily annoyed, and "snappy" describes someone short-tempered. "Agent" is a bit of a misdirection, but it doesn't affect the answer. "Going without sleep" suggests someone who might be grumpy, which aligns with "snappy."

Land yielding rare tin (7)

TERRAIN

"Land" refers to the ground, and "terrain" is a specific type of landform. "Rare tin" might be a reference to something uncommon found in the earth. Tin can be a mined resource, and "terrain" can describe the land where such mining might occur.

Swift ships (5)

FLEET

"Swift" means fast, and "fleet" refers to a group of fast ships.

Magnificent newspaper employee on top of tree (7)

SUBLIME

"Magnificent" means grand or impressive, and "sublime" is a synonym for that. "Newspaper employee" throws you off the scent a bit. "On top of tree" might be a misleading reference to a high or excellent position, which "sublime" also implies.

Girl appearing in Berlin daily (5)

LINDA

"Girl" refers to a young woman, and "Linda" is a common female name. "Berlin daily" is a bit of a trick clue, not directly related to the answer.

Male different from female parent (6)

MOTHER

This is a play on words. "Male" is the opposite of "female," and "parent" is a general term for a father or mother. However, the answer is "MOTHER" because the clue specifies it's the different one from the female parent.

Complain to key craftsman- (9)

CARPENTER

"Complain" suggests finding fault with something. "Key" can be a reference to something important, and "craftsman" is a skilled worker who might use keys in their work. "Carpenter" builds things with wood and might use keys for locks in furniture.

I'm getting money to confiscate (7)

IMPOUND

"I'm getting money" is a bit of a misdirection. "To confiscate" means to seize something. "Impound" means to take possession of something, often as punishment.

Lay out, as lucre (7)

SECULAR

"Lay out" can mean to display or present something. "Lucre" is an old-fashioned word for money. "Secular" doesn't directly relate to money, but it means worldly or non-religious. This clue might be a stretch, where "lay out" is metaphorically presenting something worldly (secular) in contrast to religious offerings.

A sort of film about a resort in Italy (6)

AMALFI

A sort of film" is a hint that the answer isn't the literal word "film." "Resort in Italy" points to a specific location. "Amalfi" is a famous coastal town in Italy, and the answer refers to a film specifically set in such a place.

Is dope ruffled or unruffled? (6)

POISED

"Dope" can be a slang term for someone foolish or clumsy. "Ruffled" means agitated or discomposed. "Poised" is the opposite of ruffled, meaning calm and collected. The clue plays on the double meaning of "dope" to create a contrast.

Robin Goodfellow's ice hockey requisites (5)

PUCKS

Robin Goodfellow is another name for Puck, a mischievous character from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. "Ice hockey requisites" refers to the equipment needed for the sport. "Pucks" are the flat discs used in ice hockey.

Chap with hospital place- (5)

BERTH

"Chap" is a casual term for a man. "Hospital place" could refer to a bed for a patient. "Berth" can mean a bunk or sleeping place, which could be found in a hospital room or on a ship.

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