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Please exppain these to me. 1. So dish may appear very hot, on the surface. Ans flambe. Almost seems like a straight clue as flambe can be described as covering food with spirits and setting it...
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Please parse these . 1. ... will retire . (previous clue was Co-equal professional .... [ Ans Businesslike]) ans Leave. I get the leave=retire but can't see the relevance of will and whether there is...
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29a English help agitated soldier to secure marine mammal. ?l?p?a?t ?e?l . Must be elephant seal which would be an anagram of Ehelp , ant (soldier) sea (marine) but that still leaves the l . What am I...
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Please enlighten me as to how these work. 1. Listened to drug report . Ans Bang (as in report from gunfire) but where does the listened to drug come in? 2. Mystical symbol, quotation and sign by...
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Please parse these for me. 1 Stray from the point in a certain passage. Ans Alley cat (=stray). The passage will be the alley but how do we get cat from "from the point in a certain", please? 2...
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Please parse these 1.So poor mum feels sorry, all finally lost. Ans remorseful (feels sorry). I thought the answer was almost always at the start or end of the clue -maybe this is an exception....
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Please parse these for me 1. As a form of self-defence, the constructions of epigrams? Ans martial art (self defence) but why the second half? 2. Fiat appears in order . Ans edict . I've googled but...
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Please parse these for me. 1. Mount up evidence for origin of Greek myth. Ans Pegasus. I know pegasus was a mythical horse and a mount can be a horse but can't quite get there. 2.Continue with current...
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Please parse these for me. I do try ! 1. Racket is wound up after leader absconds. Ans Noise (racket) . I can see "is" within but can't get any further. It was a down clue in case relevant to the up....
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Please parse these for me. 1.Ruminate about motorway replacing new green . Ans Immature (green). Motorway is m or mi and presumably that replaces n in a word meaning ruminate but can't get it. 2....
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Please parse these for me. 1. Head has row in discussion. Ans skull . Get the head bit but "row in discussion"? 2. Wall Street figure does own jinxed stocks . Ans Dow Jones Index -anag of "does own...
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18d EU leaders stand up to suppress very loud outburst. Ans is effusion. I can get the eu and ff but where does sion come from please?...
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Please parse these for me. 1. Proportion being observant, but missing palindrome. Ans Per cent . Thought it might be something to do with perceptive but that doesn't seem to work. 2. Connection via...
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More parsing help please. Order to import more of Italian drug. Ans opium. I guess I =Italian but where does opum come from? Term of abuse for one losing control, maybe? Ans Teacher . I know a teacher...
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12a Very clear shout unlikely to interrupt function. Ans is crystalline. Very clear is the answer , cry is shout but where does stalline come from, please? 8d Plan home with less than a shilling! Ans...
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Please parse these for me. Actor entering after cue -one delivering good lines? Ans platelayer (railway engineer). I can see player and late might mean after but can't see the cue bit. American lawyer...
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5a Plain,occurring in stages, incomplete. Ans is steppe (=plain) . I can see that stages would be steps . Steps incomplete would be step but where does the pe come from, please?...
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I would be grateful for an explanation of the following Originally male university with men's college . Ans Emmanuel (Cambridge college) Kept woman from disparaging upper-class ancestor. Ans Courtesan...
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15d Get rid of head of golf club, say. Answer must be utter =say but I just can't see the wordplay. Thanks...
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Please explain these to me. Someone shirking in 27 , or a loyal chap. Ans Goldbrick. The answer to 27 is Des Moines (clue Loose ends , some involving Iowa's capital? Yes) I've heard "brick" for a good...

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