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16Dn Make-up fancifully in vessel used by Apple? (8) E?E?I?E? It looks like EYELINER, but I can't parse it. CotW :- Destroy egg sandwiches near bananas (10) INC???????...
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18 A/c :- Calling son a donkey perhaps upset mother and pa (8) ?E?A?H?R. It looks as if it must be METAPHOR (which happens to be an anagram of mother & pa), but I'm blowed how the definition comes...
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Three clues from last week's prize crossword, where I know the answers but don't understand the parsing :- 1) Coin that was rectangular? Normal shape for coin! (5) OBANG 2) Summer featured days on the...
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CotW :- President that was the beginning of the end (5) The Sunday Times, Robert Price
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1) Flowering plant primarily put on a little ground (10) ?O?E???L?A 2) Forwards not at work? (8) ???I?E?? 3) Get a move on for fish (5) ????? 4) French delicacy, certainly not fast food! (8) ??C?R?O?...
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2Dn :- Add extra material to half of Wagner's Ring, perhaps (7) L?R?N?R. Having received no response to my question re The Week 1304 (wrongly cited as The Week 1234) at 18.29 this evening, I am...
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As regards 8 Dn, I agree with 1234matt that the Y was probably dropped by accident - Mr Tim Moorey has a little bit of form in these errors. My query is to do with 12 Ac, which I cannot parse to my...
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26 Ac:- Model in two ways constrained by appearances (8) ?Y???A?T. (If the answer to 24 Dn (see below) is OUT- which I don't think it is - then the 4th letter would be T. 24 Dn:- Broadcast outstanding...
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What family vet might charge for effect? (10) P?R??????? Maybe miss each mail that's gone astray (8) ?I?H?E?A. It looks as if it should be an anagram of MISS EACH, but I can't see it. Perhaps it's an...
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Clue of the Week :- Replacement of fossil fuels requires years longer to develop (5,6) - originally in The Independent, Serpent. It looks as if it could be an anagram of "years longer" (indicator...
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Relation who is a wonderful help in the office? (7) G?A?D?A. It looks as if it has to be GRANDMA, but I don't get "a wonderful help in the office?"....
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Just the one :- View from on high shows coastal feature (8) A?R?C?P? The only thing I can see is AIRSCAPE (AIRS being "shows", and CAPE being "coastal feature" and the answer being an aerial sort of...
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2 small queries from yesterday's Times :- 1) Spoil bouncer, one in his 70's? (4,6) ?A?Y ?O?M?R. It surely has to be BABY BOOMER - (being 72 years of age, I would call myself one of them), but how on...
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1) A cracking lodge in US city (7) ?E?T?L? 2) Most liberal paper embracing economic forecaster (6) F?E?S?. I looks like F(REES)T (Most liberal) but, whilst I get FT = paper, why/how is REES the...
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Use minimal effort dispatching a penalty (4) C?S?
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Signs people should go for vegetables (6) G?E?N?. It has to be GREENS, but I can't parse it.
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(The Times) Energetic type secures wide funding for Remainer (5) D?W?R. It's obviously DO(W)ER which is another word for DOWRY - and therefore "funding", bu how does Remainer fit in? (The Week) 1)...
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What will punter do to acquire new set at any cost? (4,4) ?E?L ?E?T. It looks as if it could be HELL BENT ("at any cost?"), but I'm not convinced as I can't parse the rest of the clue. I suspect I'm...
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Two parsing queries from 18 months ago :- 1) Preacher, one carrying around miniature cloth for protection? (5-7) B?BL? T?U?P?R. It has to be BIBLE THUMPER (Preacher), but I don't get the parsing even...
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Clue of the Week (originally in The Sunday Times):- Salt on spinach (6) P????E

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