6a Greek characters taking rest-days periodically (4) ???S 19d Range of revised airfares those in the centre rejected (6) ?I???A 23a Anger all round number inside go blank (6) I?N???...
28A Attractive part of game for those in the field (9). I presume the answer is APPEALING but I can't see why. Can anyone help?...
4d Renewed energy for playing perhaps but not from top brass (6,4) ?????? ??N? 15d Journey restricted by insubstantial illumination (5,5) ???I? ????T...
Last one R and stumped so help appreciated. 11Down. African rhino with one piercing hack butchered (6) K?A? H? . I have put KWACHA which is an African currency ?...
18d sort of bags water rubs down?(9) 8d stop redhead getting sort of ice cream(4,6) --e- --n---...
14 down. Clue: Dissolute academic lost it in dispute (10). No letters I'm afraid; completely stuck on this right hand ide. Help please.
30A Fishing tackle roger put out for these (4letters). Is it Eels and why?
Really stuck with these two 22d One engaged in inept racing.It,s what Ascot could be gripped by(6)---p-n 25a Birmingham's side overwhelmed by a champion Premier League Team (6) -l---n Thanks a lot...
21a Unusual to have two army units side by side (4) -a-e 14d Dissolute academic lost it in dispute (10) -r-f------ 24d China supporting north eastern country (5)...
Last one: 18a Verity's beginning to slip (4) R?T? If it's RUTH, why?
1a One to arrange publicity for a Clinton? (4-6) ??l? ??s?e? 12a Cover beginning to appear out of date (6) a???n? 9a Large country house of style announced (5) ??n?? 1d Boring documents etc behing...
Last one today 18a Verity's beginning to slip- pity (4) r?t? Thanks yet again...
Help on a few please 13a tabloids name for rabble (6) ?a???g 23a anger all round, number inside go blank (6) I?n??? 7d pamphlet found in agricultural vehicle or shed (5) ??a?? 19d range of revised...
I think this might be one for Mikey. I have never taken much notice of polls because I cant understand how asking a few hundred people can reflect the views and voting intentions of the whole country...
Stuck with these. Subject to chance back to racing in Asia perhaps 10 letters John a sort of councillor 5 letters Any ideas please...
I'm throwing a lot of 4-letter words at a 3-letter clue. 19. a With and without name, one's suffering (3) Can't see anything else but 'woe' but way. Would someone kindly enlighten me? Thanks...
THREE to geT Rare (10) - N - R - - - - - T Tailback (5) - - E - - Not assigned a value (7) U - R - N - D...
Sunday Times Concise 8 Down = Vivid Colour I have Chromium Pink, but then can fit in insignificant for piddling @ 16 across All the letters fit except the M of chromium is in place of the G in 16...
Sunday times concise Last couple on this one 12a Authority (6) ??n?I? 19a relationship status (7) ????I?g Thanks in advance...
27A tired out cracking cryptic Times? I'm defeated. Any hel Appreciatdd. I have I* b*a*s *e (2 5 2)...

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Re this problem: I looked at it for over an hour today and had no idea how to begin to solve it! It is a word sum problem, wherein SIT + WALK + TALK = ---------- CRAWL We are told that each word...
Mosaic has just referred to a line from this in a reply to me in another post of mine but who remembers this radio show with Kenneth Horne, Swarthy Bearded Betty Marsden, Kenneth Williams, Hugh...
Hope someone can help. I had a miscarriage just over 2 wks ago, and was scanned this saturday and found to have retained products, I was told I needed an operation to removed these, however, due to a...
OK, what have been your goofs in mixing up Brand names? My old mum used to insist that the stuff you use to ease locks etc. was M40, not WD40..... and I went into the chemist looking for some...
I have just been made aware of the huge drop in Church of England baptisms which are nearly 50% down in the last 30 years. Catholic baptisms are down though the downward trend is not as steep. There...
May I respectfully ask fellow ABers to read,if they are interested of course,to read my post at 1906hrs on Chatterbank entitled "Fao Retrocop and Dannys". I am a little miffed that the opening...
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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)...
Seat in restaurant car...
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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
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 ?...
Has anyone ever won a prize for completing a crossword puzzle ? I enjoy an easy crossword but no good at it. I admired my late Step Dads speed at completing the one in his daily newspaper. Just an...

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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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