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I realise that this is a very long shot and it's a long story and I was not the guilty party! If someone has used a white undercoat to cover an oil painting and then painted a scene in acrylics over...
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Sunday brain-freeze again. Stuck as to how to parse 25 D. Chump scheduled to seize power. 4 letters. We have D*P*. Should be 'dope' but is a 'doe' a schedule, please? T.I.A....
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Last one - quite complex, some of these, I thought - No. 15 D Clue - One's left us for dead. We have E_P_E_I_M. Presumably EXP something, but baffled and need to make lunch! T.I.A. to the helpers who...
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I keep hearing about bringing retired teachers back to help with the current crisis - as happened regarding doctors. I am more than willing to put in a couple of mornings per week (ex-English teacher,...
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Baffled by this one. We thought it should be belt. 36A Strip of fabric or leather with pockets or pouches for tools, pens, pencils or sewing items. R_L_. Have double-checked the R & L (strip and...
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Not all that important to most people, but I am feeling troubled and I am under pressure (as a P.C.C. member) to provide a response tomorrow sometime. Can we start by acknowledging that I am a...
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A few months ago we booked a holiday cottage with Cottages.com beginning 8.5.20 for a week. Obviously se can't go. We have rung (45 mins.) and emailed to get a refund. They only offer a voucher. After...
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8D Clue 'Fool takes plunge short time later'. (8 letters). We have R?P?T?C? - so have we got one of the others wrong?...
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Does anyone know what this entails. I had a letter today from local hospital with an appointment for one in August. It says: "It measures your central & side vision by using flashes of light within a...
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Mr. J2 and I became Great-grandparents in Sept. 2017 and have never yet met little Archie. The problem is that they live near Exmouth and we are in East Yorkshire. We've been hoping that time could be...
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Hi, we are becoming very concerned about Mr. J2's only cousin (she's about 80). Her Christmas card described fires not far away and now we read that Catalina has been 'engulfed by flames'. We've been...
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Hi all, once again I'm stuck on one. 22D A university occasionally copied, held up as sound. A-E-O Is it 'APERO', which is an anagram of opera? If so, can someone tell me why, please? TIA...
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Last one (tearing hair out). 22A Standard lyricist who produces satire. Have ?A?O?I?T. 'IST' at the end, I suppose. T.I.A....
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We are in the horrible throes of making our Wills. I am, therefore, given to introspection and memories. I remember a rhyme from the mid '50s when I visited Grandma in Govan, Mum rather disapproved so...
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Help please! Is it me or are these much harder recently? I'm stuck on 3, have possible answers but cannot parse them. 15A Plant lines on Sweeney Todd possibly. B-R-E---. Is it Barbered? 4D Men cross...
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Hi, this is the last one. We have B-U-H-S. Clue: Boozer in almost entirely prime colours. I have BLUSHES because 'LUSH' is inside - but the letters it is inside are B,E,S and I can't parse the rest of...
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Went on holiday 14/9/19 to the lovely Fife. Great cottage, but Sun. 15th I stepped into the shower and the shower-mat concertinaed under my foot and I went flying. It was a shower-over-bath and the...
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OH is 86 years old. I am 70. We own our own house, for which I paid by far the bigger share. I also have c £20K more capital than him which is invested. I have a smallish pension c.£11,500 and he...
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A close friend developed double-vision on Sunday. After a sojourn in Scarborough hospital she has returned home (still with double-vision) with a diagnosis of palsy of the 6th cranial nerve. Whilst I...
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Hi, Just to say that you seem to be being very badly treated. I went to my surgery today to collect my asthma prescription, so I trotted to Reception, told them I was now 70 and asked for an...

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