I have thoroughly enjoyed Jeff Pearce's crossword in this morning's Sunday Times. Sensible clues which are testers (for me) and a sense of achievement when solved; thank you Mr. Pearce. Just one clue...
22a Without exception is against American isle (2,1,3) T?/A/?A? I've got TO A MAN but I cant fully explain it. Presumably A = American and Man = Isle but how do you explain TO?...
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Help needed with last three. 20D Fish cut outside pub (6) ? I ?N ? ? 25D starts to axe small holly tree (3) O ? ? 27 A follow a daughter in performance (6) ? ? ? D ? ?...
Last one - seeking explanation ... 5a Go off strange uncle (6). I have F_S_E_. I'm assuming FESTER; but can't see what that has to do with uncle. Can anyone explain please. OtR...
Stuck on 2 Enclosed ecological system - looks like BIOTOPE but Chambers definition does not quite match the clue and PANCAKE ?A?R?N? is the definition of a touchdown without landing gear - cannot find...
Help! 1a. publication persuaded youngster to fly. I have -a---t. 26a.flying condor and wren lose rook - that's frabjous, say! (5,4) I have n-n-e -o-d Any ideas? Thanks in advance...
Stuck on one - cannot figure it out a all - Flying condon and wren lose rook - that's frabjous say! (5,4) N?N?E ?O?D pretty sure the letters I have are correct - thought it was an anagram of the two...
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This might sound like a 'Tech' question, but it's not...it's more a question *about* tech... The Sunday Times digital version (not their online site) for tablets...is it any good? I assume the content...
Hi All - In Romania on hols & unable to get the codes for 2 Sunday club competitions - The break in Ballynahinch castle (code in Sunday Times 03/08) & also Afternoon Tea in Castlemartyr (code in last...
Looks like the "Times" has made a pigs ear of the clue numbers what is 41 across I have ?s?n?t and no clue as the 41 clue is in fact amplitude which is 43 across (or am I going nuts???!!!)...
Sorry to be so late, everyone, & I can't find any threads for this one. 17A A copy - it's in the subject matter (3,4) 18D Local language error keeps on returning (7) Hope someone can help....
29 across. Clue: What some roads can be very near Land's End (6). I have: ?L???D. 27 down. Clue: Police officers caught dropping procedures (3). I have: O??. The fourth letter of 29a is the same as...
4across: budge had fine one back in thirty-four (8) -o-e-a--? 8 down: what I'd refuse to acknowledge is some yarn? (6) --n-e-? Thanks in advance
50 across: vessel that could also be called a Tea Clipper (4,8) e--- I-d-a-a-? East Indian something?! 42 down: educational and cultural agency of the United States (6) -n---o? Looks like unesco but...
23d Spare tyre punctured? Mostly a bit soft. (4) ?L?B Is it FLAB and if so what's the rationale?
17a a copy - it's in subject matter (3,4) is THE SAME. How does "it's in subject matter" fit in please? 20d Make-up - one carries a tiny bit(7) is ANATOMY. one = AN carries A but where is a tiny bit...
11a servant girl occupied time tackling 9 minus 1 (5,8) 1 is DOCILE and 9 is CASH ON DELIVERY if relevant I have F-L-E / -H-N-E-R...
Help please. onset of rain stops wet Perth test....4 letters....?REE

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The wife has joined her every other Frid Women friends and gone for the Tea out ( That's what she said, fully clothed and no knickers on) so it's time for 3 Barrels I think, what about you lot?
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devilish crossword Helena solved after priest (15)...
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Stuck on these 3 pictures, any help appreciated. No. 102 I have seen a clue saying fish breathing apparatus but cannot find the picture. No. 113 and No. 119. Thank you.
I like to hear a success story. Despite all the negative publicity about Free Schools or Academies, here is a story where the number of places at Oxbridge from an East End Free School rivalled Eton....
Grateful please for help on 2 clues 15a cannot figure it out! Clue: one at home doing something about satellite All I have is T?T???? 12 Down would it be Softheaded? If so, then 15a ends with an O and...
Worthless type of alcoholic drink with watery content (7) Cold egg sandwiches vilified by beef lover? (10) ???m??????...
Please help with the following:- 47 across "Russian triathlete who won the 2010 European Cup event in Antalya" (4,9) OLGA D???R?E?A 48 down "General artistic genre which focusses on being...
Revcindy1 9d ?e?i? O? T?e ???p. Any ideas anyone
Ed another problem here, just like the Java one, but from [redacted]
I've just got my car ready for some long trips and a few things struck me... Long trips aren't what they were.....once a trip to Devon and Cornwall from the Midlands would have meant an overnight...
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 fixes, just sensible help. This month we would...
Does the newspaper you read necessarily reflect your intelligence/education level as has been suggested on another thread?
Does the newspaper you read necessarily reflect your intelligence/education level as has been suggested on another thread?
10a. Wrong sort of leg? Determined to bandage it (9). D?????O?R 11a. Recovery vehicle in front of traffic - anything approaching bend? (3,5). T?W ?R?C? 23a. Needs to write by trade (5). B?N?Y...
Just checking :: 9a...This may be ground or gravel broken by spades...G?I?T...GRIST ? and 3d...By changing centre, "tip" becomes "tap"...INTERCEPT ?...
Thought I had done so well......but have no ideas for last 5 clues so I must turn to my trusty Answerbank friends! Sorry that there are so many answers needed! Here goes: 7ac:Faulty apparatus taking...
Who was crowned king but kept his part-time job as an airline pilot? Thanks for any help Pepperly...

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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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