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NeilMunro | 18:40 Sun 10th Oct 2021 | Crosswords
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Very grateful for all help with these clues please.
1ac: “Witch one harpy riled on journey back in idealised life (11).”
9ac: “Primitive, the French blokes, and others round about (9).”
11ac: “Old Indian copper lacking restraint pulled over tree (7).”
17ac: “Smart one from Stirling tracks fraud (9).”
25ac: “Gift of money returned we hear? That’s a surprise! (9).”

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1a Hagiography - 'hag (witch) i (one)' + 'go' (journey, back) + anag 'harpy' 9a Elemental - 'et al' (others, around) 'le (Fr. "the") men' 11a Annatto - 'anna' (old Indian coin) + 'OTT' (over; back) 17a Chicanery - 'chic (smart) ane (Scots. "one") r(ailwa)y (tracks)' 25a Baksheesh - "back" (we hear) + 'sheesh' (that's a surprise!)
18:43 Sun 10th Oct 2021
9 elemental
25a bak sheesh
1 Hagiography
Elemental
Annatto
Chicanert
Baksheesh
1a Hagiography - 'hag (witch) i (one)' + 'go' (journey, back) + anag 'harpy'
9a Elemental - 'et al' (others, around) 'le (Fr. "the") men'
11a Annatto - 'anna' (old Indian coin) + 'OTT' (over; back)
17a Chicanery - 'chic (smart) ane (Scots. "one") r(ailwa)y (tracks)'
25a Baksheesh - "back" (we hear) + 'sheesh' (that's a surprise!)
17 Chicanery, not a T at the end - sorry!
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Many thanks!!!
Glad we could help, but most of us are too slow most of the time!

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