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Matakari | 09:48 Fri 22nd Jan 2021 | Crosswords
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Good morning, some help, answers/hints would be appreciated for
the following. Thanks in advance!
ACROSS:
15 Arouse footballer with one run (6): O?S??R (OUSTER)
17 Inventor overheard attractive woman (4): ??IP
20 Number reserve seaside resort (4): NI?E (NINE )
35 Small vessel’s outline (6): AK???? ( Thought of SKETCH at first)
38 Like eagle’s head and wings (4): ??CE ( LACE )
44 Flesh-eating fish catch crone by a lake (11): ??A???EA???
DOWN:
19 Pans which may be on the house? (6): ???T??
21 Secretary rapid to get office in church (6): ??PA?? (PAPACY )
27 In Spenser, 5 role aunt plays (8): O???E?R? ( OUTLEARN )
33 Join endless assault on Hungary (6): ??T??? ( ATTACH/ATTACK )

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20 Nice, French resort - N, number and Ice, reserve.
5 Yes
33 Attac(k)h - so Attach.
Hints never seem to help and you have quite a few mistakes.
35 S Ketch
44 Sarcophagal
19 Slates, double definition.
21 Yes - PA +Pacy.
15 Bestor, arouse. Best, footballer + I R, one run.

17 Bell, inventor, sounds like Belle, attractive woman


I hope this big batch allows you to move forward, make progress... finish the rest!
Sorry about the Bestor typo, it should have been Bestir, as per the parsing.
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Many thanks, NACW, I'm on the way now!
Thanks, Matakari. Glad you're making progress. I hope you enjoy the rest, I hope too that you work out the 'clued light' mentioned in the preamble - last week's experience seemed to be more of a hindrance than a help to you!

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