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Finally the right Times Jumbo appeared in today's Times! I would like a bit of help with 1 dn. 'Got in free as attendance precipitously declined (4-7)'. I thought it was rain-checked but this clashes...
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Which late work by Beethoven has a section that paraphrases a bit of Don Giovanni? (I don't think it's the wind trio opus 87 as that's too early). Many thanks.
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42d - one's free to stop, but does one take more chances with his help? 4,5
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I have just reported Doc Spock who told me to f off. i suggest we boycott his/her questions as there is no call for this. The post may be removed soon (I hope).
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Today in The Times the crossword editor said that in an average week there were approx 5,700 Times Jumbo entries 'on paper' and only 150 via the crossword club. I am surprised that a) there are so...
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Secret societies in which many will drink gallons. (5) T - N - S
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Can anyone pls help me confirm my last clue? 10a 'House almost straddling tip of promontory? (5) I think AYRIE - or maybe AERIE as I have the A-R-E..... Any help gratefully received.
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Bend fastener (6) and A disaster waiting to happen, are they relatively insane? (6,4) ??n?n? s?i?
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This is the first one I've tried and it's jolly hard! After 2 days of creative/hard thinking I have 4 clues left and think I need to get a Dictionary of Difficult Words. Any clues you can give to help...
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Although the closing date for this ( December 23) Saturday Times crossword is given in the paper as 4 January, the answers are already printed on the website (if you are a subscriber). Has anyone else...
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Stuck on last question: Show growth (4) I have ?a?r and think it could be FAIR but where does the growth come in?
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For anyone interested in cryptic crossword compilers, there is an article in today's Times2 about some of those that tax us here on AB - Araucaria, Dimitry, Alaun etc. It is to promote a new book...
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I have a recipe for pumpkin and chive cornbread which calls for cornmeal. I found some incredibly expensive in the Sainsbury's special foods section - ?2.75 per 500 grams and I have now made the...
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Sorry, asking questions this week and not doing much answering... but can't get the last but one clue. 41d 'Impressing liberal, use our brilliance (9)'. I have S?L?N?O?? The only word I can find is...
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23ac Great to correspond, having year off (4). I have R?L? from 17d which I make American (A combination of characters come into play (8)). Any ideas?
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Times 23,390 - the answer this morning was given as OMAR (26across) if you remember the discussion from over a week ago!! Regards, cheaton
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Stuck on last two: 50d Old King Henry replaces island in union (4) and 53a Because of fly in ointment, emptied section of tube (5,3). Thanks a lot.
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Resilient as a local fortress (6) I have -o-n-y which I'm pretty sure are correct. Thanks for help.
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Retreat mater Hamlet's voice Ophelia's magnetism 5, 5, 4, 10 H---S -E-A- more attractive? I think maybe anagram but my dad's answer of blank blank more attractive doesn't fit! Thanks.
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Stuck on 3d 'Clubs broadcast village's take on autumn race' 14. I have C---R-D-E-H-R- but may have made a mistake.

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