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Azed 2607 Parsing Help Please - 2 Letters To Confirm

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JJ109 | 05:34 Sun 29th May 2022 | Crosswords
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2d Second college crew beside river get soaked, upended (6) TORPI _
It must be torpid, but why?

23d Bird’s prey rook initially dropped (5) A _ INE
I think it is AVINE (avian/birds) but why does Ravine = prey - R(ook) = avine
Ravine = prey ?????

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Ravin, raven and ravine have an entry in Chambers, and it says 'in Spenser and Milton, prey'.
06:35 Sun 29th May 2022
Ravin, raven and ravine have an entry in Chambers, and it says 'in Spenser and Milton, prey'.
if you google torpid meaning it says in my first year i rowed on Torpids ....a series of races for eight oared rowing boats held in Hilary term
^^^^^in Torpids not on ,sorry
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Many thanks to both of you, Nac and Mallyh

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Unfortunately, I still do not see how the clue works mallyh!
(Oxford uni)all i can see is Keble were the first then Torpid and it's some sort of bumping race
JJ109, Chambers has 'torpid' defined as the a second boat of a college', but I can't put the rest together! Pid is Dip, reversed,upended and that could be 'soaked', but I'm left with Tor (or Rot, if that's included in the 'upended')
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Thanks again both - you got as far as me Nac, - I can't see the dip rot.

I know it is torpid - but I absolutely hate it when I can't totally parse an answer!
to r pid
could to be a synonym for beside?
Aelm... that sounds a pretty likely solution to me. Thanks.
To (beside, Chambers) r(iver) + dip reversed
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Many thanks everyone
Help please ......

17a. Gently, maybe part of basic education is fed to backward child.

6d. Harsh sound I'd released turning up rackets. (5) ror?s
17a. missed out the letters ..... dir?
6d Rorts

Rort

unknown - a rowdy, usually drunken party.
a dishonest scheme
^^^ Take I'd out of torrid
17a DIRK (R inside KID reversed) Dirk Gently is Douglas Adams' fictional detective.
6d is id removed from STRidOR ('harsh sound') reversed.
Ta, Prof - I was wondering where the 's' came from! Right answer though, so a bonus. ;)))
Yes, Captain2 - I took the same route as you did to get the answer (and also wondered about that 's').

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