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## Private Eye 1476

The cover has "Corbyn tries to end anti semitism row" and has a picture of Jez with both hands in the air saying "enough already". I don't get it -can someone please explain the joke. Thanks...
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## Dm Friday

1d Runs over northern and southern tack . H/r?e?s. Ans is harness , an item of horse tack, as confirmed by https://www.theanswerbank.co.uk/Quizzes-and-Puzzles/Crosswords/Question1617760.html however I...
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## Metro Thursday

11a Describing one with the understanding of the devil. Ans is cloven hoofed (or hooved) 22a The part of the charge threatening evil . Ans is sinister. I'm stuck with the parsing. I know the devil is...
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## Dm Wednesday

Been trying to parse this one for the last couple of days and still failing. 13a Tired king wise, I hear seizing English in plot. Ans Bleary eyed. I can get B leary e y ed . So Kingwise is "leary",...
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## Metro Thursday

3d It's coarse to have a quarrel. Ans must be rank. Now rank can be coarse as in "his language was rank" but how can rank =quarrel, please?...
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## Metro 29 June

16d A negative which, if flat, isn't developed. Answer was "denial". I can't parse -in what way would a flat denial not be developed? Thanks...
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## Dm Friday

15d Avoid English channel heading North . E?a?e . Must be evade. But how does that parse, please? E + edav written upwards (heading North) doesn't work and e + dave written upwards doesn't work....
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## Igcse Question In The Sunday Times

LMNP is a quadrilateral. LMN=58 degrees NPL=72 degrees MN=13.7cm NP=4.3cm PL =15.6cm Work out to 3 significant figures angle MLP. Can't see it-presumably the trick is to construct some right angled...
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## Dm Mon

25a Races against top woman in 16, say, moving fast. ?k?t?e?i?g. 16 is slalom. Skittering fits and and while i can see that to ski =to slalom, I can't see the top woman or where "against top woman"...
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## Ft15809

16d Tough to maintain romance at first, one with an ogress. Answer must be macruran which means belonging to or pertaining to Macrura compromising lobsters and the like. How does the clue parse,...
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## Times 26964

Solved even less that usual so came here to see what had been answered. https://www.theanswerbank.co.uk/Quizzes-and-Puzzles/Crosswords/Question1594161.html gave the answer to 1ac check activity of...
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## Dm Friday

12d The fuzz make a mistake during play f?u?e. 14a Muslim ascerics very nearly collapsed in courses. Answer must be dervishes which would be der v ish (nearly as in fourish) es . But how does deres...
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## Hairline Cracks In Grout

Had the tiles above bath regrouted last year. Now there are hairline cracks in the grout between four tiles -needless to say the ones mist likely to get wet. The person who did it isn't responding so...
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## Eye 618

6a Briefly part of the gang, a denouncer of Blair (2,5) ?n ?h?r? I have no idea what clue is on about....
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## Dm Mon

4d Provoke 100 to leave clothes with European. e???t? . No idea what clue is on about 9a Research assistants gather support for body. ??a?s?s. Chassis would fit but can't see where research assistants...
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## Metro Monday

21a It's not being a great performer in heavy going. Ans is "mustard" ie star in mud -but how does that fit "It's not being" please? 18d Be of service when a few grow sick. Answer avail. How does...
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## Dm Wed

Stuck in top rhs. 5a Danger from personnel employed by milk distributor ???e??. No idea what clue is on about. 10a Dash quickly non stop to meet spies. ???c??. Guess it is ???cia but still can't get...
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## St4779

Last two. 5a Leave work , given push. ?p? ??t . Opt out fits and op is work but can't quite get there. 7d Order parts for old instrument. ??o? . If first letter is o from out in 5a, oboe fits but...
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## The Great British Brain Workout

It's a book of puzzles. 102 1a Create image to match organisation's social blueprint. Ans is Public relations. How does that parse please?...
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## Times Xmas Turkey

Last two 1d Every second counts with such a knotty brief s?a??? 12a Net profit finally extracted without limits. ??l?e. 5th letter of 1d is 1st letter of 12a. Would appreciate an explanation. Thanks...

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