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peter

21st July 2009, 14:50
seem to have gone brain dead on this weeks. any help much appreciated.
11d Low Conservative support? Slough gets everyone on board. (11) ------a---n
6d Downgrade official position in a bad way (7)
d-s---l
25a Right to wear goggles before baking wild slugs? (9) ----e---t

Thanks in advance Peter
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jimc

21st July 2009, 14:55
Hi Peter.

11d looks like CRESTFALLEN (i.e. 'low' = 'c' + 'rest' + 'fallen').

JimC
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jimc

21st July 2009, 14:57

11d Sorry; got the wordplay wrong ..

... CRESTFALLEN (= 'c' + 'rest' + 'fen' around 'all').

JimC
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jimc

21st July 2009, 15:07

6d looks like it may be DESKILL ('desk' + 'ill')
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jim

21st July 2009, 15:45
25a is GRAPESHOT
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jimc

21st July 2009, 15:56
I'd just like to say that the 'Jim' - who last posted - was not me.
It may be that that 'Jim' is actually 'JimB' and that his 'b' key is broken.
Or even grandpa, 'JimA'.

Note: the founding father of the 'Jim' family (called 'Jim', strangely) is believed to never have had access to a computer.

JimC
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peter

21st July 2009, 16:02
many thanks to the two Jims
Peter
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jim

21st July 2009, 16:37
Hi JimC. I'm neither JimA, JimB nor, as you noted, JimC. Just Jim, I'm afraid. I happened to spot the query about the Saturday crossword while I was trawling for help with the Jumbo. I finished the Saturday one yesterday.
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the joker

21st July 2009, 17:35
Re grapeshot can you please explain how Jim?
Joker
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bullfrog

21st July 2009, 18:13
I'm not a Jim, but I suspect he would say:
goggles = gapes, wearing 'r' = grapes, baking = hot, all meaning slugs.

Or something similar.
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