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pomona | 12:16 Sun 14th Jan 2018 | Crosswords
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25d what text critics argue over like veteran campaigners? Mostly (6) S?A*RE
sparre?


33a Old clothes rare ruler has not (briefly) trimmed (4) ?E*E

rere vaguely parses ??

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25d SCARRED ('like veteran campaigners') without last letter ('Mostly') = SCARRE (a Shakespearean word of doubtful meaning) 33a GERENT (a rare word for a ruler) - NT (not, briefly) = GERE (Spenserian variant of GEAR, ie 'Old clothes')
12:39 Sun 14th Jan 2018
25d SCARRED ('like veteran campaigners') without last letter ('Mostly') = SCARRE (a Shakespearean word of doubtful meaning)

33a GERENT (a rare word for a ruler) - NT (not, briefly) = GERE (Spenserian variant of GEAR, ie 'Old clothes')
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Thanks Spoffy ... would never have got those!
You're welcome. I thought it was quite a tricky one today, particularly the lower half of the grid.
Yes, thanks. I was left with the same two unsolved. I was about to give up, then thought to look here.

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