15d bring worker into the country? That's serious! (9) 16d after trials opening manage court and heart of proceedings without a dock. Thank for help in...
14ac fake flowers quality (10). 18d one scoring something to lessen anxiety (8). Thanks in advance...
12a, sort of cruel son that pinches daughter 9 14a, I sport fine pants around royal society 5,6 26a, old revolutionaries back at home greeting rolls 9 8d, party row gets democrat kicked downstairs 9...
3d, happy as a successful north pole expedition 2,3,2,3,5 6d, awful sinner grips pale dog 8,7 15d, sort of game to try on suit 4,5...
1a, a sometime entertainer 9 16a, people working on bard spin my shots all over the place 11 19a, space to work with joint housing 5,4...
Mushroom dessert northern men sent up (9) m?u?s?r?n Mafioso beast taking out knight for bishop (7) m?b???? Top kind of scotch earl ruddy modified (7) ALTERED? Regressive bill Corbynite challenged (5)...
David McClean was unusually soft on us today methinks! A nice change.
Last three 7dn X-Factor king splitting leaves lumps in throats (7) G?I?R?S 11ac Expensive kind of shirt in shops wrapping (5) S?E?P is it STEEP 22dn A car manufacturers plant (5) E?T?S TIA yet again...
Stuck on quite a few all help greatly appreciated 6ac Stories unchanged in a western reading (5) S???S 10ac Spoilt, after acquiring island with wife (7) ??R???D 13ac What leads to associating with...
Help on a few please 2d goal to cut monthly outgoing for clothing (7) r?i???? 8d party row gets democrat kicked downstairs (9) ????l?n?d 20d look up study of ancient history (5) o?d?? 24a this is...
Help pleeese. 16ac people working on bars spin my shots all over the place (11). 12ac sort of cruel son that pinches daughter? (9). Thanks in advance...
1ac a sometime entertainer (9). 14ac I sport fine pants around Royal Society (5,6). Thanks for help....
1a work to cross very strong river outside uni (3,6) ???/?a?p?s off campus? 1d concluded mob put too many pieces in a trunk (8) ??????c? 6d area under no good biblical ruler where 6a lived (5) j?d?a...
17a, desire freedom by marital consent ?I?I?O 16d, one may pick up small receptacle S?O?P?R 19d, rank opponent slightly less than fair ?O?T?D...
20a, love turning down work ??U? 6d, fancy a match L??? 18d, most of our tasty nuts last longer ????T?Y...
1. What is the name of nature reserve? 2. What is the name of the fort?...
3A) Prohibited (8).?E?B???? 6D) Betting expert (7). ????T?R Thanks in advance...
Last five (I think) many thanks to all 13ac Team turned around court orders (6) E?I?T? 25ac Hesitant when changing article in dairy (7)D???E?Y 11ac Fairy about to be given a small jumper ?L?A 15dn...
1dn Turn up carrying scrap alloy(7) C?M?I?? 3dn Turning away false people (10) A?I?N???O? 4dn Shorten log joke for an audience (6) D?G?S? 5dn Of weather, excite when cold has gone (8) C?I?A?I? 8dn...
Help on a couple please 5a crater about to swallow tree (7) c???e?? 16d one may pick up a small receptacle (7) s???p?r Thanks yet again...

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Answers to today's (January 31st 2016) Where Was I? puzzle: Q1- River Waveney Q2- Fritton Decoy Lake...
1a work to cross very strong river outside uni (3,6) ???/?a?p?s off campus? 1d concluded mob put too many pieces in a trunk (8) ??????c? 6d area under no good biblical ruler where 6a lived (5) j?d?a...
Can anybody tell me, please, whether the submission address for the Sunday Times cryptic crossword is now Colchester, as for the Mephisto and Saturday Times? How about the TSL?...
I have stopped buying the Mail on Sunday because it makes me angry. I will miss the puzzles but I wonder if anybody doesn't use the rewards numbers on the back of the paper. I have been collecting...
So sorry to read this. I really liked him. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-38276456...
So sorry to read this. I really liked him. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-38276456...
Strikes in store for us, Railways, Tube Trains, Airlines, Baggage handlers, Post Office, Argos drivers . How can this Muppet Government of Cons, organise Brexit when they can not sort this lot out?...
So sorry to read this. I really liked him. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-38276456...
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Why the fuss, you couldn't have a Christmas/Religious stall at a market in Saudi Arabia!...
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3998166/Isolated-British-Muslims-cut-rest-society-UK-75-cent-Islamic-shock-report-reveals.html /// However, figures from the 2011 Census put the actual...
I have completed thr Sunday Times cryptic and clicked on submit but it wont let me input anything into the name and email boxes. I have a times and sunday times digital subscription. Any ideas?
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3899540/Go-away-shouldn-t-Don-t-come-corner-Yorkshire-no-white-residents.html How much more common will this be in Britain in years to come?...
BBC News, 2 Ex Paras to be prosecuted over a shooting in Belfast in the 70's...
Off out tonight to watch this band at the Corn Exchange. Anyone else seen them? They are outstandingly good, apparently. I'm really looking forward to it....
Under the legal limit I might add! It never fails to surprise when my parents-in-law, two very intelligent people, will happily drink a glass of wine and then drive home. Maybe it’s a generational...
I was a big fan of Mr Pastry, when I was a boy in the 50's.....here is a youtube of him ( I hope ! ) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36N9CUhIG7s...
Dear All, We've collected together all your suggestions and put them into one big list. We're intending to filter them out by national/local weekly/daily etc so that we can have a better understanding...
Usually manage to get the Times Jumbo and daily cryptic finished, but not quickly. How best to start trying the Listener and similar? Any useful books or worked examples? It all looks impossibly...
Does anyone know how the winners are actually picked? Is it a case of all the envelopes being put into a drum and randomly picked? Or is there more to it? I've noticed over the years that the same...

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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 ...16:30 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 you00:00 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 with00:00 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 in00:00 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...13:45 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 believe00:00 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 ...14:30 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 Cliff00:00 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 on00:00 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 series00:00 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 more00:00 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...The00:00 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. 00:00 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 Madrid00:00 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...15:37 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 and11:10 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...14:53 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 'good00:00 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...15:37 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 have14:14 Fri 06th Jul 2007

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