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I'm thinking of entering a painting in a local art competition for the first time, and one of the requirements is that it must be "framed and mirror plated". I've worked out what mirror plates are,...
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Anybody do the E quiz in the QI annual? The closing date was 8th April, and the book says results would be available within 8 days, which is today, but I haven't heard anything and there's no mention...
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Completed the grids+ found the thematic word, but I've played the solitaire through half a dozen times and can only see five instances where either a horizontal or a vertical jump is possible...
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Does anyone know how to find the rankings from Sunday's championship (both the heats + the final)? I assume they're available at The Times Online Crossword Club, but I don't feel like paying 25 quid...
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Er, can we keep Sandstrom in shorts?
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One of the clues in last week's Listener crossword gives an answer that is not in Chambers (which I have) but is in Collins (which I don't). It's a two-word phrase meaning oil-drilling equipment,...
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If anybody's looking for a change from turkey this Christmas, try this recipe from The Times... http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,632-24 52021,00.html
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Does anybody know what comedy programme this comes on at the end of? (Only joking.)
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Hey Ed, I've just noticed that although the topic title in the new Film & TV section says 'TV', the topic is actually Reality TV, which could confuse a stupid person.. Please could you alter the title...
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Hooray for a new topic! I was sad to hear Ray Gosling on R4's Pick of the Week last Sunday say that he's now in sheltered accommodation and living on benefits, so can no longer work for the BBC - he's...
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Apologies if this has been asked + answered while I was away at the weekend, but has anybody else lost a whole bunch of Freeview channels (all the ITV/C4 ones, apart from E4+1)? I tried to watch More4...
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Did anyone notice in the Simpsons episode last Friday('Sweet & Sour Marge'), when Marge brought a class action against profiteering sweet manufacturers, the judge referred to them as 'Hershey...
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Anybody take part on Sunday? What did you think of the puzzles/organisation/venue?
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I was out last Thursday + wanted to record Extras, so I didn't record the concluding episode of Low Winter Sun on Channel 4. The first episode was repeated on the following Sunday, Radio Times said...
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Following on from a question below, is it always possible to solve a Su Doku without at some point having to guess? I do The Times, and occasionally (not always at the 'fiendish' level) reach a point...
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This has been asked before, but not answered as far as I can see, so...any suggestions what arrival time to aim for on Thursday? Gates open at 2.30 but he didn't start at Leeds till after 8. We're in...
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I wonder how many people were put off from entering this year's relaunched competition by the exorbitant entry fees? I sent two entries (at ?15 a go) and was offered a place at the competition with...
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Solved the clues, decoded the helpful phrase, deduced the rule and completed the grid. But what it is, is, how does the helpful phrase explain the code?
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(This is probably somewhere on the site, but if so I can't find it, another symptom of my computer illiteracy.) How can I attach links to my answers (the ones that come up in red and take you...

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