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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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