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21d Red or white container such as tall staff may have (6? I have ?L?I?N ALBION looks like the only option, but why?...
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Don't enjoy the Times as much as I used to. Araucaria was great if you were good on cricket, Latin and classics. These days, there's too much assembly of answers from tiny segments, and not enough...
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24 ac Decline to accept drink, having answer ready for Bulgarian (8) Probably some obscure word, not fair? There was AUTOSTRADA in this puzzle. Would Araucaria have perpetrated that?...
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Some poor clues this week, come back Araucaria, all is forgiven! 15d Online dealer, as announced (9) I have D*T*O***R 22ac Prophet's book , as prepared for a Mass (6) I have *A*A** You Olympic...
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17 d Cash reduced by bishops, for example (8) ???N?M?? 19 d Characters in flannelette, cotton or natty jacket? (7) ??R?L?? 18ac Vent anger on school's Dickensian character (7) ???N?P 28ac Lower number...
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27ac Spooner’s optimal equipment for offer at pub? (5,4) Beer and gear look likely. BETTER GEAR is a letter too much. Help!!...
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8ac Size of book about excited rabble-rousing (8) I have letters for DEMAGOG. Can anyone parse this? It must be very contrived?...
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Stuck on 17 d - Dog, not English, quiet and fairly intelligent. I have ?h?r?i?h. It must be SHARPISH, but why?
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Mostly fair, but some awful ones! Stuck on 7 down - Remove cover from horse — dislodge man astride it (9) I have A?S?E?T?? 18 ACROSS - Single month, November or August? (6) I have ?O???N First...
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I've not been on Answerbank for ages since The First Church of Answerbank . I come back from time to time for help with the Times Crossie, and have a look round. A lot of good sense and a lot of utter...
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Stuck on 8ac Moon, perhaps, shunning European friends (4) 10ac Britain's left PM a couple short, going back through north-east (8) I bet these are really easy!...
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Stuck on 21 ac "14 guides go back to collect paper (7)" 14 ac is NIP. I have S?I?T?R, fairly happy with them. Solution and explanation would let me sleep tonight!...
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Stuck on two - 17 d Nuclear accident in British base. 8) I have ?L?W???N Sure of the L and W. 26 ac Only rotten plays were written by him. (6) I have ??E?L? Happy with both letters....
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21 d month gets cold and damp , needing to turn up heat (4) I have ?A?M looks like WARM but why?
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12ac Pensioner: a kind, withdrawn, accommodating woman (5) K?R?? KAREN, but why? 16d Did arias, maybe, getting rid of alternative being composed in conservatoire? (9) S?n???o?? 24ac Eat: start on...
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Stuck on this 25ac Gnome’s short skirt (4) I have?A?I Looks like MAXI , but why?...
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16d One that kept leading Achilles by the ears was our master (8) I have ?O?T?I?E - all look good - is it something silly?...
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I've been doing the Times for 50 years or so, and the standard seems to be declining a bit. Perhaps all the good clues have been used? There seem to be more solutions concocted from lots of bits, and...
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10ac E-security feature about to get a new patch (7) I have C?P?C?A, all look OK, but I could bw wrong!...
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There's a nice new screen - quite clear, but some space wasted above "Latest posts" ? Does AB Ed still work?...