I WAS relieved if not a little disappointed to realise that the answer to the 7 Across cryptic crossword clue on Thursday (The Herald, February 6), “Sacks containing a couple of balls? (5)” was not the male mammalian anatomical appendages that first sprang to mind, viz., “Something for keeping a sort of hybrid dog’s balls in? (8)”.

Darrell Desbrow, Dalbeattie.