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pooksahib

10th July 2009, 19:32
Once again, two clues are bugging me...

"Set off explosive; lifted pin out first" = ignite.

"Clean up tabletop and emerge quickly" = erupt.

Many thanks.
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helena

10th July 2009, 19:37
erupt=
clean - pure (up = backwards) = erup
tabletop = t (inital letter)

erupt = emerge quickly
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trevor

10th July 2009, 19:39
Hi Pook,are these down clues?

pin=leg (gel)ignite,

clean=pure, tabletop=t,
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pooksahib

10th July 2009, 20:40
Thanks both. Aye, Trevor - both were Down. Wouldn't the logic still apply if they were Across though? Or is this some kind of crossword formality whereby 'backwards' words only appear in Down clues???

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trevor

10th July 2009, 21:00
Backwards words, in Down clues will tend to use "up" or "lifted" (lots of other stuff, too).

I don't see either working as an across clue.

("clean" UP = "pure/erup" backwards, only works because up is the opposite of down).

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trevor

10th July 2009, 21:20
Clean backwards tabletop and emerge quickly.
would work.
Although the word "backwards" would probably be hinted at,(flipped, from the east)
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Set off. Ignite

explosive, (gel)ignite

pin/leg, out first (deleted),

the clue hinges on the word "leg" being uplifted.

do i babble.

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pooksahib

11th July 2009, 13:08
Ya sure do but it's appreciated...
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