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Winning, it seems, is not so great! Have had my name in the Independent and the Spectator, but no prizes are forthcoming! It's been 10 weeks for a first prize in the Spectator, and the Independent...
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Is it just me, or are these the most obtuse clues ever?! I have binned mine, as the majority make no sense to me at all! Weirdly, I am able to tackle "so called" much harder puzzles! I am...
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Any help on these last two gratefully received! 1d) Filling in made me leave debate (6) D?m?l? (want this to de "dimple" but can't work out why) 13a) Become monarch breaking a habit (5)...
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12a) Buzz Lightyear's complete opposite (5,4) ??C?? ?a?l 4a) Go short to satisfy one's rebellious obsession (4,4) ?d?? ?i?e 10a) An African male in part of capital (5) ??s?? Any help much appreciated....
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2d) Gang space is rough isn't it? (4-2-3) ???? ?? P?? 1d) Filling in made me leave debate (6) No letters for one down, sorry. Just can't get started today. Any help much appreciated, as usual :-))...
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2d) Climbing ruminants, coming across one difficulty, recovered (8) R???R?ED Also, can anyone confirm if 21d) A milking machine, one working at last (6) is tapper? Any help much appreciated....
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33a) A musical monk's song, new, about English greens (9) ?RE?INI?N Any help much appreciated....
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21d)Refusing tips, see waiter at work here (7) E?T?R?E Any help much appreciated....
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Hi, I'm talking about the film, NOT the song by Enigma(I think) Watched this film the other night. Does anyone know the name of the track that "hole" danced to? Thanks if you do know?...
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I've won a few prizes of late from national newspapers (crosswords). Thing is, I only know I've won because I've seen my name published. Does anyone know if they usually contact you by post too? And...
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20d) Artist and partner capturing hearts in prison (9, hyphenated) ?A?P?OU?E. Looks like it could be something house? It's my last one and I think my brain has packed up for the day! Thanks if you can...
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1d) Mods preceded this at being clothed in hooded jacket (7, 2 words) ??????O 1a) Old Scots major maybe switching two thirds of zigzag (4) ???? Cannot get this top left hand corner moving, so any help...
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17a) Vast numbers fulfilling needs reportedly (5) LA??S 8d) Showing shock, Scottish hack in silence on broadcast (10) S?AG??IRE? Any help much appreciated....
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Any help on the following will be much appreciated. 2d) James Lamb is male on active duty (10) S?E?P??E?? 30a) Pads are run down in restricted area (7, two words) ??E??IL Thanks...
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Hi All, I regularly attempt the Sunday Times cryptic and Mephisto and wondered what puzzles (of a similar standard) appear in the other Sunday papers. I know the Sunday Telegraph has a cryptic, but...
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52d) Snapper almost incapacitated one (4) ???C 54a) Highly-regarded performer in local directory say (9) a???a?i?t...
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2d) Excessively cold and dismal workshop to rear surrounding area unlocked (4,2,1,4) B?L? ?? A ?O?T 15a) Waiting for green light, old master about to nod off (2,5) o? ????o Thanks...
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52a) What Dante wrote of differed from Perec's novel (5) H?D?S. Could this be Hades? But if so, why? Thanks....
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Last one. 16a) Substantially appropriate technology to be called Tango (7, two words) AT?EAR? Could it be "at heart" and if so, why? Thanks...
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6d) Flyte close to ingle? Guid kinfolk gathered around yard (12) ???F??YO?ING 20a) Zonked out mug gave the go-ahead inside (7) ?O??D?P 13a) in return fix up that girl's cheat (7) ??????R 32a) Changing...

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