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6d Very small girl put up in African capital (5) LAGOS. What is the parsing?
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17a One gets caught in Russian police chief bugs (8) BACTERIA Why?
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23a In fashion house see foreign paper (6) PRAVDA - in PRADA [fashion house], V [see] Why is 'see' V?...
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12a Stick around numbers in form of shed, say (4,5) PAST TENSE. So it's PASTE around TENS, but why the "form of shed, say"?...
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25a No yen for going to bed in the corner (4) N?O? = NOOK presumably, but why?
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7d Shopkeeper's keys snatched by her reindeer (11) HABERDASHER but why?
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45a Suddenly appearing, bloke links up with retreating army corps (8) EMERGING Why? I get REME but not the GING
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7d No more petfood, time for a kipper (6,3) LIGHTS OUT. Can someone parse this please
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15d Greens in charge of a plant (8) BRASSICA. Can someone parse this please
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12a Officer avoiding tenant's place (4) SITU. Why?
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8a Broadcast private animosity (7) RANCOUR Can someone parse this please
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20a Joke cut in front of trendy joint - assert authority strongly (5,3,4) CRACK THE WHIP. I can't quite parse it: joke = CRACK cut = HEW trendy = HIP joint = HIP (again?) but I can't find the T. What...
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21d First of batsmen caught by seven stone player (6) ?I?E?T
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On a standard UK motorway there are illuminating signs with 60, 50, 40 or whatever. They are widely ignored and if I drive at 40 after a 40 sign it could be rather dangerous, being by far the slowest...
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I'm working my way through Brian Greer's book 'How To Do The Times Crossword' and all has been reasonably OK until I got to cryptic definitions. Can people help me get my head around how these clues...
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10a Item found in dock? (6) DETAIL Why?
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9a Herb wanting space in flower bed (6) ROSARY Why? ROSEMARY (herb) minus EM (I thought a space was EN?) but why the flower bed?
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1a Wind was single flute, perhaps? (9) WINEGLASS. Why?
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28a Wee poet reportedly Quaker-like? (5,1,5) SPEND A PENNY. Why?
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12a Namely, union's bringing in police force (7) IMPETUS. Why?

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