Ireland's Own No 1684

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poorclare | 09:47 Thu 29th Jul 2021 | Crosswords
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I need some help please.
19d Cut short or place restrictions on (7) ???l?d?
20d An embankment built around a space as a defence (7) ??s?a?t

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exclude doesnt really fit the clue.
I think spicerack has it
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Thank you my friends,
Rampart fits (after change 23a common but now that changes
the letters for 19d which are ???n?d?
Can't find a suitable word to fit that letter pattern.What are the clues giving the 'n' and 'd' ?
Am not sure the D can be right. Cant be many words ending D?N?
Nothing appropriate fits that pattern.
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the N comes from 23a Usual; ordinary (6) Common ~ the C comes from 23d shout of
approval Cheer and the M comes from 20d Rampart.

The D comes from 25a Overjoyed - elated the first E coming
from 23d Cheer

Thank you for your help
Bravo instead of cheer?
Or more likely the Common should be normal?
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bravo cannot fit as 24a is everyone answer is eacH 2nd letter
of cHeer I think overjoyed is Elated and 27a answer is cRater.

I am wondering if the 19d clue is a misprint.
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I had Normal to start with, but that does not fit in with
23d A shout of approval which I have answered as Cheer because
24a clue is everyone and I have each
My head is spinning with this one lol
Am puzzled now. If you had normal before common to give you the M in 20d where did the S come from
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the S came because at one stage I though Casual then I went
for normal and then you suggested Common which I think is
I am going for a cuppa and an aspirin for that headache lol

Thank you for taking to the time to help me.
Hi again Clare,I bought the IO when I was out today. Can you check yours again as I get Rampart, Common, Cheer, Elated and Curtail all fitted in
Did you maybe mistake No.18 for 19?
^ No.18 is Grenade which fits with Common and Elated
Thanks. so looks like wrong clue given in OP
I think Clare was trying to fit the answer to 19D in to the space for 18D. Easily done
Presumably she had not filled grenade in then
Too much poteen?

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