Crossword clues for tricky
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Tricky \Trick"y\, a. Given to tricks; practicing deception; trickish; knavish.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1786, "characterized by tricks," from trick (n.) + -y (2). Meaning "deceptively difficult" is from 1868. Related: Trickily; trickiness. Earlier was tricksy (1590s).
a. hard to deal with, complicated
having concealed difficulty; "a catchy question"; "a tricky recipe to follow" [syn: catchy]
marked by skill in deception; "cunning men often pass for wise"; "deep political machinations"; "a foxy scheme"; "a slick evasive answer"; "sly as a fox"; "tricky Dik"; "a wily old attorney" [syn: crafty, cunning, dodgy, foxy, guileful, knavish, slick, sly, tricksy, wily]
Adrian Nicholas Matthews Thaws (born 27 January 1968), better known by his stage name Tricky, is an English record producer, vocalist, director, actor, and musician. He began his career as an early collaborator of Massive Attack before embarking on a solo career with his debut album, Maxinquaye, in 1995. The release won Tricky popular acclaim and marked the beginning of a lengthy collaborative partnership with vocalist Martina Topley-Bird. He released four more studio albums before the end of the decade, including Pre-Millennium Tension and the pseudonymous Nearly God, both in 1996. He has gone on to release six studio albums since 2000, most recently the self-titled Adrian Thaws (2014).
Often considered a pioneer of the trip hop style that rose to prominence in the UK during the 1990s, Tricky is noted for his dark, layered musical style that draws on disparate cultural influences and genres, including hip hop, alternative rock and ragga. He has collaborated with a wide range of artists over the course of his career, including Terry Hall, Björk, Gravediggaz, Grace Jones, Massive Attack and PJ Harvey.
Tricky may refer to:
- Tricky (musician), an English producer and trip hop musician
- Tricky (TV series), a Saturday morning ITV children's television series
- Tricky TV, an ITV children's television magic series
- Tricky Hill, a summit in Missouri
- SSX Tricky, the second game in the SSX series
- Tricky Nichols (1850–1897), American baseball pitcher
- Tricky Stewart (born 1974), American music producer
- Tricky, a character in Star Fox Adventures
Tricky was a British children's animated television programme that aired in the ITV Network's children's strand CITV on Saturday mornings from 30 August to 20 December 1997. It was the first live children's show hosted by an animated character - a talking dragon named Tricky. His co-host was a strange dragon-cat hybrid, who hatched from an egg in the third show, and was called 'Purrdy' because of a competition won by a 5-year-old girl from Dunoon, Leanne Campbell. Claudia Winkleman made frequent appearances on the show, and Tricky would usually call her 'Claudia Winklebottom'. The second edition of Tricky was pre-empted by Princess Diana's funeral. The showed was produced by Real Time Animation for Granada Television.
The show didn't prove to be all that popular, and only lasted for one series. But Tricky made a comeback to TV screens in 2003; he was renamed 'Rorry', though Purrdy kept her name, and hosted the kid's channel POP!.
Usage examples of "tricky".
Standard Operational Procedure, but the tricky Maser amplification was the first ever.
The answer is simple--you probably knew it immediately--but as one learns around the Exploratorium, simple answers can be as tricky as mirrors.
You know the tricky little bastard depends on misdirection, or getting a man to think along natural lines while he pulls something plain logic would never lead one to expect.
The peloton was still bunched up, full of banging and maneuvering, and it would be a tricky crossing.
Creating the viruses would be a tricky but not impossible problem in plasmid engineering.
With their help they wrenched the wagon around, although it was a tricky business on the narrow road, with the land falling away steeply on one side and rising precipitously on the other.
He came from living and working in an equally tricky and prehensible world.
She struck Yellowjacket with her quirt and sent him sidling past the wagon and the tricky Caroline, too stubborn to answer her dad when he called after her that she had better ride behind the load.
It is a long harbour with a dog-leg in it and a precious narrow mouth protected by a broad mole and two batteries, one on each side, and another of 24-pounders high up on Bear: a tricky piece of navigation, to take a ship in or out with their infernal tramontane blowing right across the narrow mouth, but an excellent sheltered harbour inside with deep water up to the quays.
The delta of the Rio Colorado has always been tricky for to navigate, and they tell me that lately, since your Anglo settlers have been drawing irrigation water from its tributaries, it has gotten worse.
He entered the billiard room and found Marvin Kelford, in shirt sleeves and eye shade, practicing a very tricky reverse English shot.
The skill was in stopping it, which involved progressive demagnetization and was very tricky.
Chaos knows that slipping the germs of self-determination past the Fates was a tricky bit of business for the Goddess of Fortune and me.
The small but very bright moon which the Harmonites called The Eye of the Lord was just rising, and throwing, through the ruined walls, alternate patches of tricky silver and black.
Students of the inheritance of mental and moral traits may be interested to note that while the ordinary Chinese mestizo in the Philippines is a man of probity, who has the high regard of his European business associates, the Ilocanos, supposed descendants of pirates, are considered rather tricky and dishonest.