Saturday, April 17, 2010

Charlie Parker = BIRD

charlie-parker While Charlie can be C, coke or clod, Charlie Parker in cryptic clues is usually BIRD.

This comes from the nickname of Charlie Parker, the American jazz musician. Parker was nicknamed "Yardbird" early in his career, which later got shortened to "Bird".

Came across this clue a couple of days ago:

FT 13359 (Cinephile): Parker in prison? (4) BIRD [2]

An older one:

Times 23590: Bird circling tower observed council employee (4,6) PARK {KEEP}ER

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