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Has anyone noticed that fennel does not have any flavour any more? We've bought fennel from just about every supermarket and it has no taste whatsoever. Is it worth growing it yourself?
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This probably goes down as stupid question of the year but I am going to ask anyway. Some time during w/c 05/04/2021 my neighbour bought us some daffodils from M&S Imperial Park Bristol. They were...
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Many thanks to everyone who replied to my earlier question. I have put mesh down on the raised beds and it seems to have done the trick. However, when I want to grow plants in the raised beds the mesh...
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There was an article in The Times last week talking about having a wormery in which you put dog droppings and the worms turn it into garden compost/plant food. It implied that this could not be used...
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Is there some sort of theme going on here? The word "second" appears twice in the answers and five times in the clues. Is Tim Moorey trying to tell us something?...
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I have been taking collagen tablets in order to reduce knee pain. they seem to have worked although I can't say with certainty that it isn't all in the mind. Until recently, the tablets were pure...
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I've seen adverts for a gadget that is supposed to remove ear wax. it looks like a sort of corkscrew which you insert into the ear then twist, drawing the wax out. There were some good reviews but I...
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Like Riptide below, I am worried about the battery in my car going flat. it is garaged off road so a solar charger is not a viable solution. I've looked at a mains powered battery charger but a lot of...
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Stuck on 1D: A holiday island's round coin. I have C?E?T?. Any ideas gratefully received
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Has anyone else noticed that a bunch of daffodils in Sainsbury's consists of only nine flowers? Is this a new way of making extra profit? I know that there is no law to say that there must be ten in a...
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25A Hollywood composer first on podium after growthe, we hear (8). We have ?O?N?O?D. Any ideas would be gratefully received.
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Many of the questions are based on people "pictured within" Elgar's Enigma variations. We've managed all but two: 5 Down: Contributor to [Enigma variations]'s irritability about start of really...
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I am trying to trace my great great grandparents who came to England in 1840 ish from Tipperary. Could anyone advise me as to which port they would have sailed from/to? I thought passenger lists might...
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Last one: 16a: Spots kiss by the French in Gloriana. I have ?E?P?C?L?S. It looks like "SEEPECKLES" But I can't find that as a word....
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I think i've finished this but there are a couple that I can't figure out the wordplay: 13A: One must abide by leave decision. As I have P?R?I it looks like "PARSI" 21d: Boats' lengths must be about a...
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Yesterday I had an automatic update install from microsoft. Now, every time I try to start up Outlook, the screen displays a message that says, in effect, the machine has encountered an error and it...
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We have completed the crosswords, having cut them out of the paper and put the paper to be recycled. would some kind person please give me the E-mail address i need to submit them? Many thanks.
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My newsagent tells me that there will be no Times in Bristol today but all he knows is that the depot aren't delivering any. Does anyone know what is going on?
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There are several clues referring to "19 year old US composer". I hate crosswords that cross refer clues! 1a "19 year old US composer to appear tall". As I have T?W?R I guess it is "Tower". The only...
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13A: Miss turn-off, but carry on regardless (2,3,3) We have G? T?O ?O? Any enlightenment gratefully received!

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