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1) Heard what a DJ does for bits of tack (9) N?S???N?? 2) Beer cans beginning to bother expert (4) ???E 3) Nuts for trumpeters? (4) C?B?...
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3 niggles on parsing :- 1) Bacon's partner the man in question plans to sort of paint (8) ?G?S?E?L = EGGSHELL. But how does LL equate to "in question plans to"? 2) Orange's so long to perish when...
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Two from a month ago :- 1) One clothed in a nudist camp has words with vile men stripped down (7) T?X?I?E The answer is, unsurprisingly, TEXTILE, but I do not understand either the definition or the...
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Term for ball over Becker's head? (3) L?B. Okay, so it has to be LOB but, if O = over and B = Becker's head, where does L come from?
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An oldie from January 2019 :- Legend in game, but not going down a treat in Milan? (6) ?E?A?O The answer is, apparently, GELATO - which, I suppose, could be "going down a treat in Milan" - but I can't...
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Two queries from an old unfinished puzzle of 2 years ago :- 1) Review total jazzman not using small piano (7,2) The answer is SUMMING UP which takes care of the definition (review), but could somebody...
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Goodness, I have struggled more with this puzzle than I can remember in a long time. Final clue :- River or bay -- or at least sound (5) R?O?E I thought it might be RHONE, as in sounding like rowan,...
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1) A neighbour to a Queenslander, maybe, briefly making comeback (6) ?N???? 2) China do it -- then we start to trade differently (9) T???T???? (the first T might be wrong) 3) Very quietly coming up...
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1) African teacher's assistant holding pen (6) ?S?A 2) CotW :- Mondeo car in America has built-in music player (7) O??????...
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1) Legendary ruler getting racket on ball (4) ?D?N 2) Old-fashioned sweetheart's somewhere in France (2,4) ?E ?A?S Why is it LE MANS?...
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1) Harry's chum spinning tale before and afterwards (5,2) L?T?R ?N. The definition would appear to be "afterwards" and the answer is surely LATER ON, but how/why does RON = Harry's chum? 2) Commune in...
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1) It's potentially the right attitude (4) S?D? The answer, apparently, is SIDE, but I don't understand why. 2) Kind old man returned theatre member's programme (5,5) ?R?E? P?P?R. I understand the...
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Clue of the Week (originally in The Times Quick Cryptic, Joker) :- Aims often broken? (9) ?????????
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Legendary prince's abilities, missing the crossbar. (5) P?R?S The answer is PARIS and whilst I understand that as the son of Priam, king of Troy, I can't fathom the wordplay of "abilities missing the...
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Manager in old country club, once (4) E?E? I know that the answer is EXEC (Manager), but can someone please explain the rest of the clue.
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Case: it involves singular person on the fiddle? (15) I?S?R?M?N?A?I?T It's obviously INSTRUMENTALIST ("person on the fiddle"), but can somebody please parse the rest of the clue....
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Final clue from a couple of weeks ago :- Full of goodness, cook tripe (8) F?U?M?R? The only word that fits which makes some sort of sense is FLUMMERY ("a pudding made from the husks of oats" plus...
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1) Best in Team, Miguel's the personal bookkeeper! (9,5) ??C?R?I?G ????? 2) Hastily try to see where Joshua is falling short (8) ???????E 3)Tabloid's web version, maybe, shielding bishop : that...
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Well, at least I'm up to today's Times. Just one query :- Record of two sides getting under twenty? (10) ?C?R?S?E?T It surely has to be SCORESHEET. Definition = Record, twenty = score, but why does...
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Just two niggly parsing issues :- By now cryptid must be finally dismissed (3) Y?T. It's not exactly rocket science to arrive at YET(for By now as the definition), but the wordplay....? I've no idea...

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