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Just two parsing queries :- 1) 1Ac : Jet following unseats Frenchman in spectacular rise (8) ?O?N?A?N. It looks like FOUNTAIN (Jet), whereby F (following) replaces M (Frenchman) in MOUNTAIN. But how...
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Lower part of ship on left to admit navy (5) K?E?L. Is it KNEEL? I don't get it. KEEL is certainly a lower part of a ship, and navy can be N. But that doesn't explain "on left", and there doesn't seem...
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3Dn Novelist : one's leaving chorus to the end (7) L?S?I?? Is it LESSING (Doris Lessing, Author)? Don't get the parsing. 19Dn Force to open pub after host closes early (7) C???B?R 22Ac Fool laced with...
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3 Answers, but I need help with the parsing :- King who sang by accident's heard in three countries (7) B?N?L?X The answer is BENELUX. I get "three countries" and that LUX if homophonic with luck's...
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26 Ac :- Face rocks in harmful part of Everest? (3,4) I?E ?A?L Is it ICE WALL? and, if it is, why?
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1 A/C Shares responsibility to separate bachelor from kids (8) ?O??? ??S??
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I see Jack is one with Jezebel for a partner (4) ?H?B
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Another 2 left over from on holiday, and a query on ANT :- 1) Sat thus starting off sitcom? (7) F?I?N?S. Well, it's obviously FRIENDS (sitcom), but the rest...? 2) Article in papers concerning for one...
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One not totally understood at a picnic in the summer :- Stifling communication in the end, doctor operates - words rarely spoken (9) E?P?R?N?O. It would seem to have to be ESPERANTO but, apart from...
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Pair of silver buckles fop sadly lost in duels (9) R?V?L?I?S. The answer is RIVALRIES (Duels), and it's an anagram of "silver" and AIR, but why/how?...
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Found an old uncompleted crossword. Two answers I just don't get the parsing of. 1) Miscievous child cuts leg off its first unit (6) The answer is PASCAL. I get it is an SI unit and a rascal is a...
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Last one, plus a parsing query :- It's taken up in hard-bitten academy? No longer (4) ?A?E Venomous creatures in Government succeeded (6) ?O?R?S. Presumably, it's COBRAS, but I'm not very impressed...
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Stay in vehicle number eleven (4) I'm not 100% sure of either of the letters, but they could be B?S?
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I have just e-mailed my solution of this puzzle to The Times. Whilst happy that all the answers are correct, please help me with understanding the parsing of 4 clues : 10Ac: Woman's entitlement to...
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Still stuck in top left corner :- Managed to find, describing heirs oddly missing (8) T?R?A?E? Covers of course after batting second (7) I?S?R?? It looks as if it should be INSURES (Covers). IN...
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Money-grabbing mother with international group of celebrities (11) ????R?A???? (The clue may not have a definition, but the wordplay will give the correct grid entry)....
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I was fortunate to be one of the five winners drawn out of the hat for this competition. First time ever (in 54 years!) for The Times Saturday competition. Winning didn't, sadly, leave me with no...
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Mean head of department calculated (8) A?E?A?E? I get AVERAGE (Mean) and D (Head of department), but how does AVERAGED mean CALCULATED?
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Unsettled round greenery where last rook departs (7) O?E?D?E It has to be OVERDUE (Unsettled), but I can't finish the parsing. Plant where solitary workman at last relieved (4) A?O? Foreman maybe...
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Thanks everybody, I should have got most of those. I'm still not happy though about the parsing of MACAQUE. I get that a CAM is a rotating part of a machine (ie is something that revolves), but if...

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