Friday, 14 January 2011

Cryptic Friday #1

I have a daily ritual of attempting the cryptic crossword in a Scottish newspaper. One of things I like is that the compiler must be a western fan because occasionally the clue or answer incorporates a western element. An example would be 'Hot trademark?' 5 letters, with the answer being... Brand.

So, for a bit of fun, I've been noting down the western cryptic crossword clues recently and for the next few weeks I'll post a question. If anyone wants to provide an answer, please do so in the comments, but if nobody gets it, I'll reveal the answer next Friday along with a new clue.

So, to repeat, the answer is either a word familiar to western fans or incorporates a western element, and I'll start you off with an easy one:

A noisy thief? 7 letters.