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My lack of ability is shown when I can't even understand the given answers! 12a Rovers player on after Caledonian meeting. Ans is Royal Ascot which is a horse meeting and Calendonian is a scot . But...
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24a You in jail at last, very dishonestly Ans has to be unlawfully. I think very=fully but can't see where unlaw comes from. Thanks...
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20a Shortly where one'll find old boy in shape. B?f?r? l?n? Must be "before long" which is shortly but can't work out the parsing . Thanks...
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11a Standard trim not finished. p?r. Par seems better for standard but trimming pert seems to fit the cryptic better but I'm not sure that per=standard. Which one is it please?...
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20a 8 Face traveller eating old fungus. Answer was given as mushroom. Mush is face , o is old but how is rom a traveller, please? I thought that rom might be a form of roma but Mr Google doesn't...
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29a Nigel is incomplete having just one ball which is a bit of a mess . f?r?a?o. Must be farrago. Nigel must be Nigel Farage. So if we shorten to farag and add one ball -one circular letter being o...
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I never even get close to finishing a Dean Mayer. These will help me get a bit closer. 23 a Park surrounded by water ???p ???h??. Absolutely no idea what clue is about. 13d Being beside oneself...
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12a Pine nuts lodged in bend in basin. Ans was given as kitchen sink but without explanation. I can see that a basin is a kitchen sink and that a bend is a kink which leaves "itchens" which don't...
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1d Mock Des securing heartland of Tories. d?r?d?. Deride =mock and hearland of Tories is ri -but how do we get Dede and who is Des, please?...
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13d Altered the size of the shot. e?l?r?e? . Must be enlarged but how does the clue work, please? Can't see where shot fits in...
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20d Flatten out leaves in rice dish I tucked into. Ans was given in https://www.theanswerbank.co.uk/Quizzes-and-Puzzles/Crosswords/Question1624030.html as plateau which is flatten out. I can see that...
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2d Who brings endless sorrow to a husband? Answer is woman . I suppose you could interpret the answer along the lines of "A woman drove to me to drink ..and I never stopped to thank her" but where...
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This is a specialist area and there are only two providers -but I have discovered that you must buy a policy via an intermediary. I've rung a couple of intermediaries and been quoted around £1500...
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Last one 24a Founder that's normally given a plug . s?n?. Have tried every possible combination of letters but whatever the correct answer is, I'm missing the parsing. Thanks...
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28a An australian republican group rejected state. Answer must be arizona but I can't see how that parses. Thanks...
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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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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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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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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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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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