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dafyddapgwilym | 18:03 Sun 13th Dec 2020 | Crosswords
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Phew! Last two - please help parse:
3D) Two men in a boat died there (6)
I have A?O?R?.
It looks like ABOARD, but I dunno why.
8D) Presiding officer imprisons indigenous Aussie (5)
I have D?N?O, and presume it’s DINGO, but again, pourquoi??
(The overarching theme is trees, but I think not with these two.)

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8d In the clue - presiDING Officer
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Yes! Doh!! Thank you....
36 two men in boat = AB= 'able seaman' + OAR= 'rower' [+D(ead)].
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Very, very grateful. Many thanks.
I had a similar 'Doh!' moment with 8d - I don't know why it didn't leap out before it did.

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