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3a Pays off one pound during evening shifts. Answer is liquidates but how does liquidate =pay off? If I pay you £50 I'm not liquidating anything 7d Stumps politician taken in by endless nonsense....
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19d The Danes hold a number and so do we all! Answer is dances (c=100) in danes but where does "so do we all!" fit in please? 21a Properly dressed soldiers are. Ans is "in line". I get the soldiers...
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15a Unpleasant feeling, centre moving back a little towards the left. Answer must be noisome =unpleasant but what is the parsing, please?...
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Not strictly a puzzle but couldn't think where else to post. The cartoon has rows of upright intersecting hammers and the caption is "It was the revolt of the woodwork class". Usually the cartoon and...
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1d They are single instruments having a double reed to treble the sound. Answer is oboes. Given that this is a cryptic crossword, what is the wordplay, please?...
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Last two. 7d In addition to performing just in bra, almost. (2,3,2) ?? ?o? o?. Performing is usually on so looks like on ?o? o? or ?? ?o? on but that's as far as I can get. 15a Toffee-nosed,...
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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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