Duck as darn Frenchman comes in Crossword Clue

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In today's crossword puzzle, the clue "Duck as darn Frenchman comes in" leads us to the answer "SMEW." The connection between the clue and the answer lies in the wordplay and cryptic nature of crosswords. Here's why this clue corresponds to the answer given:

  1. Duck: In crossword terminology, "Duck" can refer to a waterfowl or a bird. This hints that the answer might be a type of bird.
  2. As darn Frenchman: This part of the clue adds a layer of complexity through wordplay. "Darn" could suggest a need for repair or patching up, while "Frenchman" indicates a connection to France or something French.
  3. Comes in: This phrase implies that one thing is concealed by another, suggesting the need to decipher or uncover the hidden element.

Putting these elements together, we find that "SMEW" fits the clue. The Smew is a type of duck that belongs to the Merginae subfamily and is known for its striking black and white appearance, resembling a darn pattern. The word "SMEW" itself is hidden within the clue, cleverly incorporating the idea of something coming in or being concealed.

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Definition of "SMEW"

a small migratory merganser (diving duck) of northern Eurasia, the male of which has white plumage with a crest and fine black markings.

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