"A Way With Words"


1Signaled somebody to approach with a movement of the hand or head (8)
5Light informal conversation for social occasions (6)
9N. American quail (8)
10Not awake (6)
12Relating to weapons that are capable of hitting a target a considerable distance away (4-5)
13Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus (5)
14An informal conversation (4)
16Covering protecting face against cold (3,4)
19A temporary shortage of rainfall (7)
21Penny (4)
24The second Old Testament patriarch (5)
25A party to a lawsuit (9)
27Of or relating to a wedding (6)
28Providing food and services (8)
29A statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief (6)
30Win approval or support for (8)


1Utter meaningless sounds, like a baby, or utter in an incoherent way (6)
2Used as a dressing room beside the sea or a swimming pool (6)
3A grammatical word used to show that a thing, person, or situation is additional or different (5)
4No longer in existence (7)
6An unhealthy preoccupation with something or someone (9)
7Relating to mirrors or having the characteristics of a mirror (8)
8Short speeches designed to give advice and generate enthusiasm, for example, in a sports team (3,5)
11Honey-making insects (4)
15Baby’s chair (9)
17Person who improvises their speech or performance (2-6)
18A room enclosed largely with glass and affording exposure to the sun (8)
20An exchange of ideas via conversation (4)
21Vacation home (7)
22King of the Huns (6)
23A regional accent, especially the accent of Irish people speaking English (6)
26An estimate based on little or no information (5)