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Grave sin - eliminating men in hostile circumstances (6) E?M?T? It has to be be ENMITY, but I'm stuck on the parsing.
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I do not wish to spoil the enjoyment of anybody who is doing this puzzle, and will therefore try and phrase my query carefully so that it doesn't give anything away. The preamble to the puzzle states...
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Problems with parsing :- 1) Leaves a tip -- which they all have each in their own way (8) = ICEBERGS. I realise all icebergs have tips, but....? 2) Check on spare glove (8) = GAUNTLET. Why? 3) One...
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Last one :- Supplies stolen sent north and dropped in garden store (8) T?O?S?E? It looks like TOOLSHED (if GARDEN STORE is the definition), but I can't see the parsing. TIA
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1) Carriage to pull in, transporting first person in box (7) C?????? 2) Banned cricketer over his fruitless efforts in match? (5) ????? 3) Last characters in exchange warn MI5 about poison (7)...
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Metalworker initially travelling as member of crew? (6) T?N?A? The answer is TINMAN, but how does INMAN correspond to "member of crew"?...
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Last one from today :- East European and American statesman are going out (8) ?E?R?I?N And one from Dec. 2016 :- Tweeter losing his head and not making much sense (8) R?M?L?N? It would seem to be...
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1) Spring flowers I left out in winds (10) E?????L?E? 2) Piled in heap, dogs off lead showed visible distress (7) U?S?E?T This looks like UPSWEPT, but surely that is not the same as SWEPT UP? Is the...
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1) Nice to see moderate article embracing acceptable opinion (4,2,3,3) The answer is EASY ON THE EYE (Nice to See), but I can't get the parsing. 2) Thick offender having stumbled in seconds (3) F?T....
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1) Destructive phenomenon which could be rife? (8) 2) Take off special clothing close by university (4,2) ?E?? ?? 3) Son went off and felt intense passion (10) 4) Indication of speed in computer,...
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The Week :- The lowest digit nailed (3,3) ?I? T?E Looks like BIG TOE, but why? The Times :- 1) Writer of verses for Mass (5) P?U?D Looks like POUND, but why? 2) Did well sorting out what comes next,...
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1) Aussie state nurses rest in the heat (6) ?I???A 2) PM ready to drive off on course, keeping left (6) ???L?E It looks like ATTLEE, but although AT TEE can be loosely understood, it's not a common...
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One last query :- High temperature reducing, but not initially (8) ?O?E?I?G This is a normal clue not linked to the theme. I suspect the answer is (G)LOWERING, which satisfies a definition of...
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1) Dark character-forming vehicle officers cut by half (4) ?E?E. It is very possible that the first word of this clue (DARK) is superfluous to the clue, (because it is 4 letters long). It is also...
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Further to my last post, I'm still struggling with the parsing of YOURS as the answer to "Letter's last word deviates from what's dictated?" (5) I get "Letter's last word", but not the rest. TIA....
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Stuck on bottom right hand corner :- 1) Son, drunk, kicks daughter and kitty for no good reason (5,4) ??U?? ???? 2) Old kingdom's relations on mend, after setback (6) ?????? 3) Relative stages...
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1) Only keeping single Roman figure out (5) S?L?E. It would seem to be SOL(V)E, but why does V = "single Roman", since V = 5? 2) Top policeman starts to drop off in bar (5) E?T?P. It would seem to be...
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Parsing problems again. I'm beginning to think this is early onset dementia, because the cerebration is simply not there! 1) Top banks rotten -- something to chew over? (6) TOFFEE, but why does TEE =...
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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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