22d Informally,game provided Clubs with pretty much a sure thing (6) ?OC?ER ( I can see SOCCER but I can't see the rationale.)
3D Spy seen in new and old ship N_R_
17a Did gag that's despicable wife walking out (7) I have R-T-H-D
2 left - have given up on them. Help please. Indians leader fired dum-dum, pounding officer in charge. 8 letters.....M?RUDDU? and Crush where academics sit to eat ? Lecturer scarpers. 7...
Help please. Loosely exemplifying noisy inns and gyms, very loosely. ...12 letters....?M?ON???I?ING
Railing about initially cutting standard brain scanning facility P*R*P*T. If the answer is PARAPET what is the word play?
18 (down) scheduled to include one line over boundaries (7) . I have D?l?m?t.is it delimit? Wordplay please.
One little one eludes me: 22A Stages that go with 11 called out (4) ?E?S I think the answer to 11A is YEAS...
25a Starts to hoover under machines, part of kitchen routine (7) H???R?E 22a Stages that go with 11 called out (4) ?E?S answer for 11a is YEAS 21d Rive before time in early jet(5) C???T rive - a...
Hi! I'm on my last Dean Mayer clue, but it's not the same as everyone else's! 15A Cooking fuel behind ring (6). STEREO fits, but why? How is it parsed? (I hope all you Sunday Times people haven't gone...
Have actually managed to finish a Dean Mayer Xword!! But can someone explain why the answer to 13a "A handle for jug all in enamel" seems to be Nickname!...
20 across: made no progress? Perhaps he was forgotten (3,7,4) -o- nowhere -a--? 2 down: consistent supply prepared by Spooner? (4-6) -o-k ---a-y? Thanks in advance
Thanks as always in advance of advice on clues. Much appreciated. 5 letter clue across Frozen body? Turn up temperature. ????? 10 letter clue 1 down . Mix and match decoration , possibly. //////////...
On my last one and needing help please. 22 Down. Fluffy dessert with fruit. I have - h - p and I'm thinking whip?...
23a In jeopardy , he will hold back a monster(5) I have --d-a but not 100% sure about the d...
3D: Dirty little hospital nurses recording for broadcast news? No! (4,2,3,2,4). I have T*L*I*N*T*N*A*H
Help please, stuck on two five letterers. 26 ac) Like a drink? Gin perhaps? (5) and 21 dn) F1 driver turned up for tea (5) 26) R???Y and 21) A?C??. Is 26 READY? If so why?...
15 across. Clue: Cooking fuel behind ring (6). I have: ?T?R?O. Seems it's STEREO as nothing else much fits but I can't see the play. Can anyone explain please.
I would appreciate help with the following, please:- 6 across "School on river making racket" ?T?? (?ETON) 15 across "Bumpy ride to the one in charge of 10" (6)?D?G?? 8 down "Person in court showing...
Really should get this but.... 16D. Unconvincing presentation that may have strings attached. (8) ???P?T?D...

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Can anyone help with these Dingbats XXXSunday 88Ecoli88 Poin To Run + To See + To Be Thanks...
ok - Dean Mayer gets us every time! We think we've got all of them except 3 down. T-L- I- N-T -N -A-H? Help please!...
7 letters: ??????N Thank you...
3D: Dirty little hospital nurses recording for broadcast news? No! (4,2,3,2,4). I have T*L*I*N*T*N*A*H
//Government intervenes at school 'taken over’ by Muslim radicals// http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/10716855/Government-intervenes-at-school-taken-over-by-Muslim-radicals.html //Fury as...
http://yougov.co.uk/news/2014/03/30/update-labour-lead-7/ http://www.electoralcalculus.co.uk/homepage.html My monthly update, for Sqad, and others ! Despite a so-called popular Budget, Labour still...
Onwards and Downwards Continues in April 2014 Hello all, Welcome to this month's Onwards & Downwards. We welcome anyone serious about losing weight and we offer support and kind thoughts - not magic...
In the fifties: Chickens came whole with giblets for gravy and tasted of chicken. There were shops called "fishmongers" which sold fish Nobody had heard of casserole steak. Bacon came in large dry...
I have been with my partner for 6 years and for the last 3 years any family gathering on his side where his mother is present I am not invited. He makes excuses as to why I cannot go and I always ask...
Does anyone else find it sickening that the BBC are allowed to be so biased with news coverage in that they 'protect' the Government with favourable news items and keep others quiet ? (such as the...
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2585769/British-courts-not-respect-Christians-says-judge.html /// Lady Hale called for the law to take a new and less hardline attitude to the right of...
This question has been raised a number of times on the News section, and I'm curious to see whether there has been any significant shift since the last time it was asked. Do you still buy a daily...
This question has been raised a number of times on the News section, and I'm curious to see whether there has been any significant shift since the last time it was asked. Do you still buy a daily...
What were your feelings regarding last night's Michael McIntyre's chat show, why they felt the need to include Abbey Clancy, surely there must be more interesting women who can contribute more to this...
23a...Remumeration for one surrounding area claimed by both sides S?L?R?.... I resume this is salary, but I can't parse it....
5 across. Clue: Racecourse favourite leaving route that may lead to prizes (6). I have: R????? 14 across. Clue: One bird returned without a nose and tongue (8) I have: ?U?A?A?I24 across Party returned...
...on the linear equations thread but I was too late.
A Scottish valley without a mineral 6 letters ? a ? e ? ?. Help most appreciated....
Steve Bell has never been overly popular on AB before, rather puzzlingly, but I thought I would post his cartoon from today's Guardian anyway. His Farage had me in stitches earlier this morning ::::...
This question has been raised a number of times on the News section, and I'm curious to see whether there has been any significant shift since the last time it was asked. Do you still buy a daily...

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Sunday Times Crossword

Cryptic crosswords can be difficult even when you are used to the setter’s way of thinking. We’ve compiled a list of tips and examples from the Sunday Times crossword to help you on your way to completion and another Sunday morning well spent.   Wordplay in the Sunday Times often involves using the first or ...17:30 Thu 31st Oct 2013

I will be moving abroad to work later this year, can you recommend any good expat websites that will keep me in touch with life in Britain

Asks panda A. Most websites geared towards the British expatriate community will help you keep in touch with news and current affairs back home, put you in touch with fellow Brits abroad or send you01:00 Mon 03rd Sep 2001

Are there really Satanists in this country or is it just a bunch of Goths taking it a bit too far

asks MissDon:A. Satanists are in the news again because of 23-year-old Manuela Ruda who, along with her husband Daniel, was found guilty of murder in Germany. They had killed a man by hitting him with01:00 Fri 01st Feb 2002

What is a cryptic crossword

A. A cryptic crossword puzzle is one in which each clue is a little puzzle in itself, as distinct from the more straightforward question-and-answer crosswords. Crosswords were invented in Britain in01:00 Mon 21st May 2001

Anax Crosswords

Anax Crosswords is the home of Anax, crossword setter for the likes of The Independent, Financial Times, The Times and as of June 2011 the Sunday Times Concise Crossword. He has been setting and compiling crosswords for a number of years, and this experience reflects in his frequently updated blog - a popular source fo...14:45 Fri 08th Apr 2011

When did the Internet bank First-e close

Asks marmalade A. It closed at the end of September and all operations ceased on October 3, 2001 in the UK and Germany. It will continue to operate in France. Q. Why did it close A. Many believe01:00 Mon 29th Oct 2001

Etiquette For Asking A Quiz, Puzzle or Crossword Question

1. When asking for help with a crossword clue, please do a search through AnswerBank first to see if the clue has already been answered, especially if the crossword is more than a day old. 2. If the question has not been previously posted: Please state the name, number, date and type of crossword in the title of ...15:30 Tue 06th Dec 2011

It's been a long time

Q. How has Cliff Richard remained a major star for so long A. It's a question of knowing the market, picking the right material, staying out of trouble, and staying alive - all items Cliff01:00 Tue 19th Feb 2002

Paintings in Hospitals

Q. What is it A. A charity organisation which lends art to NHS hospitals to try to soften the institutional blow of the environment. Q. Do they charge for the service A. Pictures are issued on01:00 Sun 20th Jan 2002

What are the Spitting Image people up to

A. The satirical television series came to an end in 1988. Spitting Image - lampooning current events using latex puppets - was created in 1984 by Roger Law and Peter Fluck, and ran for 18 series01:00 Mon 03rd Dec 2001

The price is right: Buying a bestseller

There's been much noise made in the media over the last couple of weeks about the 'revelation' that the bookshop chains have been taking money from publishers in order to promote their books more01:00 Thu 08th Nov 2001

When was the first commercial on British TV

Q. When was the first commercial shown on British TV A. The first British commercial was shown in 1955 and advertised Gibbs SR toothpaste. It began... it's tingling fresh, it's as fresh as ice...The01:00 Mon 14th May 2001

Whatever happened to Russell Harty

A. He died on 8 June, 1988, from liver failure. He was 53. Harty was one of the great TV chat show hosts - yet will probably be remembered best for being attacked by an ill-mannered singer. Q. 01:00 Wed 18th Apr 2001

What should I see in Madrid

Asks B. Camfield A. Madrid is a cosmopolitan city that is best seen at night when the streets are teeming with people in its many bars and restaurants. Information on what is going on in Madrid01:00 Mon 15th Apr 2002

Kew Bridge Steam Museum

Kew Bridge Steam Museum houses a museum of water supply and a collection of water pumping steam engines. The site remains an internationally-recognised museum of steam pumping engines as a reminder of the many pumping stations spread throughout London and the UK. The museum houses the world's largest working beam engin...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

The origins of Mothers Day

The 18th March 2007 is Mothering Sunday and as it does every year in the UK falls on the 4th Sunday of Lent. The tradition of presenting Mothers up and down the country with gifts, flowers and12:10 Fri 09th Mar 2007

Tech FAQ

The box I use to ask questions has disappeared, where did it go The question and answer entry boxes are still there, but they are now integrated into The AnswerBank's layout.In any category on the website the enter question box can be found below the search bar at the top of the page. Clicking on the box will make it o...15:53 Mon 10th Jan 2011

Q Why do radio stations ban certain records

A. There are a number of sensible, and sometimes not so sensible, reasons for not playing records on the radio. These are usually governed by the blanket criteria of what is referred to as 'good01:00 Mon 16th Apr 2001

The AnswerBank Crossword Guide - National Daily Papers

The AnswerBank Crossword Guide – National Daily Papers The Daily Mirror – Daily crosswords can be accessed online, complete with solution phone lines, so that you’ll never miss a puzzle again. http://www.mirror.co.uk/fun-games/crosswords/ The Times – The Times weekday supplements cost 9...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

A quitter's tale

The last cigarette was stubbed out at around midnight on Sunday; the moment was filled with mixed emotions. Cigarettes and I have been through the good times and the bad times. I am sure we could have15:14 Fri 06th Jul 2007

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