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Judge soldiers retreating, bronze-clad, as enemy within (6) ??O??? One missed in rolling stock, hole for rivet (8) T?A?S??? Theatre character in shape (6) ?E?A?? Bring up boys initially wanting fish...
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CotW :- Back in pub, saying when about to drink? (7,2) B?????? ?? (Originally in The Times).It looks as if it is BOTTOMS UP, being MOTTO (saying) inside PUB backwards - but where does the S come from?...
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Just the two :- 1) Seeking activity in clubs, Iron Man maybe involved in accident (9,4) S?A?E?G?R ?U?T For some reason the phrase SLAZENGER SUIT keeps popping up in my brain, but I think it's nonsense...
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These have been unfinished in my bedside table for over 2 years, as I cannot parse either part of, or all of, the clues. Help please. 27258 1) Free Entertainment is announced in formal document (8)...
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1) Comedy hits given credit (9) ?????T??? 2) A little quiet merriment is organised around 1 May once (5,8) 3) Mess up transport? Some may be fired (13) ?L?N?E???S?E? 4) Southern African farmers saving...
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1) Reject third of yarn twisted on the outside (5) S?U?N Looks like SPURN (Reject), but why? 2) Golfing assistants ignoring European's coarse yarn (6) ?A?D?S 3) Neptune's satellite's interval...
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1) Collection at mosque entrance? (5) S?O?S 2) Cheers somebody doomed (5) T?A?? 3) Non-U utterance put about in the interval (8) E???A?T?...
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Last few queries:- 1) Arctic fleet? (5) N?F?Y It looks like NIFTY (Fleet), but why ARCTIC? 2) Father out of bed, as device making breakfast? (3,2) F?Y ?P. It looks like FRY UP - FR (Father) and UP...
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1) Spot member occupying mansion (6) ?????? 2) Giant bullied Hearts players (9) ????????? 3) My better worker filed beautifully? (9) ????????D 4) Worker on organ, cosmetic surgeon? (8,6) ???????S...
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Just a couple of parsing queries :- 1Ac Newspaper feature on screen is hit in a big way (8) W?L?O?E? I think it has to be WALLOPED (hit in a big way), but I don't understand "Newspaper feature on...
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It's strange how it happens so often : 2 minutes after my last post, I solved 3 of the queries I had raised. No such luck with the last 2. 19Ac What of Roman Britain's capital? (4) ?U?D Looks like...
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12Ac Happy laughter leading to outrage (6) ?P???R 3 Dn Note Dynasty actor's skill? (6) T?M?N? 13Dn Guilt one's tortured with bound to be shed? (11) ??T???????? 20Dn Came down to the sea as day was...
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23 Down:- Century for fellow on quick pitch (4) C?S?
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Two parsing queries, please :- 1) Artist whose work is barely presented? (6) ?U?E?S It looks as if it has to be RUBENS, but I don't really understand "barely". A plus-sized model with beautiful curves...
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10Ac:-High-street shop beer buyers collect from the the back here (4,5) B??? ??L?? 5Dn:- Reformatory man to charm head of State, ER (6,7) T???A? C???M?R 6Dn:- They look for flying bugs early on (4,6)...
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Many thanks to all. One last one :- Songwriters using enclosed rhyme scheme (4) A?B?. I suspect the answer is ABBA (songwriters) plus enclosed rhyme scheme ABBA where lines 1 and 4 of a poem or song...
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19dn What a judge has, one with a deep voice (7) R???S?N. 25Dn Unopened cream of the healthier variety (4) ?I?E 20Ac I'm surprised by fellow doing spells in resistance (6) O?M??? 21Dn Back from...
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Wounding remark by short girl, one like Rihanna (9) B?R?A?I?N My first instinct, given the known letters, was BARBARIAN, justified as :- Barb (wounding remark) +(M)arian (short girl) but, not knowing...
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Commentator's not in time for West Ham's match (5) L?G?T. I know that the answer has already been confirmed as LIGHT. but no explanation was given for why. Can someone please explain the parsing.
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11Ac Conductors in Boston have nothing to go on after this (4,5) L?S? T?A?N. It looks as if it has to be LAST TRAIN, but why? Clue of the Week :- McEnroe, say, magnificent on grass (9) S????????...

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