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Ordinary Treatment Of Co-Ed Crime

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satprof | 07:48 Tue 20th Jul 2021 | Quizzes & Puzzles
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Today's Alphapuzzle cryptic clue

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Mediocre
07:53 Tue 20th Jul 2021
Mediocre
arson????
that's more like it....
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Well spotted, Fibonacci, and many thanks.
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There are only two 8-letter possibilities and the two Es tell which one to use.
What's the anagram then can't be co as too many cos. must be the o for ordinary? But also definition?
Bob- the definition is Ordinary.As for the anagram you are right there is one 'c' too many.
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I guess that if you anagram 'o-ed crime' it works; if that's not strictly within the cryptic rules, it would certainly not be the first time. As for definition, surely mediocre is synonymous with ordinary?
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Yes I never doubted it was the definition. I was saying does the O have a double role as it could give the o to go with edcrime.
Which 'o'?
Mediocre .. 12,18,7,23,5,17,22,18 and Q is 20

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