First celebrant holds back return Crossword Clue

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The hint for today's crossword puzzle is brought you by "Irish Times Crosaire" and the clue we are solving today is "First celebrant holds back return".

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Understanding Today's Crossword Puzzle

The clue "First celebrant holds back return" leads us to the answer "ELECT." Here's why this clue correlates with the answer:

  1. First: In the clue, "First" indicates that we are looking for the initial letter or letters of a word or phrase.
  2. Celebrant: A celebrant is someone who officiates at a ceremony or celebration.
  3. Holds back: "Holds back" often suggests reversing something or moving backward.
  4. Return: "Return" in a crossword context might signify to reverse a word or phrase.

Putting these together, we interpret the clue as follows: Take the initial letters (First) of "Celebrant" (holds back) and then reverse (Return) them, which gives us "ELECT." This clever wordplay combines the instructions within the clue to lead us to the correct answer. Crossword enthusiasts often encounter such cryptic clues that require careful reading and lateral thinking to decipher the solution like we did with "ELECT" today.

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Definition of "ELECT"

choose (someone) to hold public office or some other position by voting

Example :
  • he was elected as councillor
  • the members who were elected to the committee
  • they elected him leader

  •  The Crossword clue "First celebrant holds back return" published 1 time/s & has 1 answer/s. 
    Irish Times Crosaire12 June 2024ELECT

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