The seamstress’s sensation? (4, 3, 7)
PINS AND NEEDLES
This is a purely cryptic clue.
The question mark at the end of the clue indicates the clue requires lateral thinking and that the answer may be a pun.
The answer is of course both a tingling sensation and equipment used in sewing.
Ultimate nerd is endlessly seeking girls on this social news site. (4)
This is a charade clue:
Definition: social news site
- “Ultimate nerd” = D – Ultimate (or last) letter of nerd
- “is endlessly” = I – drop the end letter off IS to give I
- “girls” = GG – G is an established abbreviation for girl, thus plural girls gives GG
D I “seeking” GG = DIGG, a (once) popular social news site.
What dogs do on trees (4)
This is a double definition clue:
What dogs do || on trees (4)
- Dogs bark.
- Outer layers of a tree are bark.
This is an excellent example of where a setter may try and trick the solver into reading the clue as one phrase. Someone unfamiliar with cryptic crosswords might be misled into believing PISS is a more appropriate answer.