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Only 1 stubbornly resistant clue to go. 5d I might end up lagging, like worst cartographers (8) Letter pattern is _s_e_t_s Which suggests "asbestos" .... but the clue should begin "It" not "I" .......
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Your help gratefully received ... and readily acknowledged ..... in explaining word-play: 10a what green is making sacrifice ...... FORGO (sacrifice) 7d oil press for two ....MEDIA (press) 25a he had...
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Top corner of the chessboard (6) ???g?t 2 corners are white and 2 are black ...all 4 corners are occupied by rooks But this gets me nowhere! The only words that seem to fit are height or weight ......
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Your help greatfully received, and acknowledged 14d Cutting through some wound not covered in some places (5,5) Letter pattern is *t*r* n*k*d leading to likelihood of "stark naked" (where "wound" in...
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Your help gratefully received, and acknowledged. 10a Everybody loves one right back? That's rare (5). From intersecting downwards clues, the letter pattern is t_i_r The only word that fits is "trier"...
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Your help gratefully received, and acknowledged. 1a Beginning to sail across Atlantic or Channel (5) Letter pattern is s_n_s ... indicating "sinus" (channel). "s" is beginning of sail .... leaving...
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Your help gratefully received and acknowledged. 5d "Sailor eats grouse - term for game bird" (7) Letter pattern is T_N_G_R ... so answer must be TANAGER (bird) . I can account for TAR (sailor) ... but...
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I have seen a house listed for sale with seemingly 2 prices .... one one site the price is £700,000 and on another it shows as £600,000 freehold. Grateful if anyone might help me understand what...
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The Dean Myer Christmas Crossword ... Your help with 15a greatfully received, and acknowledged "Making festive soup that's not filling? Apparently fish to eat" (11) The letter pattern is _e_p_n_l_n_...
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Your help gratefully received, and acknowledged. 23d Seductress denied one time (4) Very sure that the letter pattern is _e_r ... but the answer remains elusive...
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Your help gratefully received and acknowledged 26a How choice list gets to me unlike an aristocrat (3,1) It must be "non u" .. the straight answer for "unlike an aristocrat" .. but how does it work...
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Your help appreciated in parsing a clue ... 26a Garden feature stood out unusually in leaves(4). The letter pattern is "s_e_" ... which indicates the answer is "shed" = garden feature. I can see that...
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Your help gratefully received and acknowledged 7d Blue? No time to talk (5) ... r_b_i At a very long stretch this looks like it is "RABBI" = RABBIT (talk) less "T" (time) But not convinced .. unless...
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Your help gratefully received, and acknowledged. 27 a. Polish workers in Venice (10) I am sure that the letter pattern is ?o?d?l?e?s .... which indicates "gondoliers" But how does this clue work?...
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Stuck on one clue. 16d Start living in new empty house with no end of joy (3,2,4) Confident that letter pattern is s_t _p _o_e ....... leading to "set up home". This is fine for the straight clue...
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Your help in explaining 19a please. Clue : Musical tenor quits? Could be me? (3,7) Answer : Cat Stevens musical = cats tenor = t quits = evens But .... how does the rest of the clue (could be me)...
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21d Girl had a match not struck? (6) u???e? Confident of the letter pattern, but cannot get anything to properly fit the clue...
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Your help sought and gratefully acknowledged 26a He survived being fired, but has sadly gone on lying (8) a????e?o Whilst confident of the surrounding answers that give rise to the letter pattern...
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One that eludes me ... your help gratefully acknowledged. 30a Very unusual cards I found in novel (8) f?e?k?s? It must be "freakish" = very unusual. But how does this work? If the novel is "She" ,...
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10a There's nothing like returning short version of letter (4) This is the last one to go in ... and I am confident that the pattern is "?i?o" Your help much appreciated, and acknowledged...

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