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Matakari | 12:01 Thu 03rd Sep 2020 | Quizzes & Puzzles
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Good day, I'm on the ball and batting well with this interesting Doc
offering! I'm seeking HINTS only for the following to complete this one.
Many thanks in advance!

ACROSS:
14 17 regularly discloses gun? (3) : A??
9 We’re told Roman king suffers ruin (6) : LEE??S
41 Somewhat hairy local regulation within hospital sector (10) : PU?E?U?EN?

DOWN:
6 Sounds of inlets – or of disused hinges? (6) : CRE???
16 A short time in German wine valley (3) : A??
32 Scots love embracing liberal US actress (1.2) : ?LO

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14 - if you have solved 17 then you should be able to get 14 (alternative letters in the solution to 17)
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Ok, jj109 and Toorak, for 19(A) it's WRECKS and that throws my 4(D) out... no longer ANTRE 4 Bard’s cave in western part of continent (5):
ANT?R
Take the last four letters from a continent

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My 17 may be wrong for which I have: A DROP
That provides the letters for a type of gun
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Great,then my 17 is right.
I assume so - what is the clue for 17?
17a is a dram not a drop
a dr(medic) (am) morning
The clue is
A medic's morning tipple .
Your 17 is wrong.
Thanks for clarifying - it’s difficult when you don’t have access to the crossword
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I think I have stalled on these last two clues. Can someone just give me the answers so that I might concentrate on the remaining 2 Unclueds? Thanks!

19(A) We’re told Roman king suffers ruin (6): WRECKS
4(D) Bard’s cave in western part of continent (5) : ANT?R
Wrecks, sounds like Rex
Antar(tica)
...Rex being Latin, so the Roman for 'king'

PS That turned into some innings!
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Thanks, Neveracrossword! I was toying with ANTAR, but just could not parse it. The innings continues as there are still 3 overs left at 3, 10 and 18...seems elusive though 3 appears to ring a bell, a musical one. I'll be mulling over them for a while.
Matakari, you got off to a good start with this puzzle - so go for a good finish too! You've listed the unclued entries you still need, do you just want answers for those?

PS Toorak gave you a massive hint earlier for Antar, I think you must have missed that.
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Thanks, Neveracrossword and Teacher 1, I've located the 3 missing unclueds and that's the end of the innings for this week! Have a good week-end, all!
Glad AB got you there, Matakari. You were LBW - Lost Before We(helped)!
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Ha! Ha! Ha! Good one, Neveracrossword! Cheers!

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