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fred

1st August 2009, 23:16
Stuck on a few-
1DOWN First composition in biro (6)
Needing fresh air,cut nettle(6)
Thrust ISP into nothing 1 down(7) ????U?E
Collector dropping bits of tin for member of house? (8)A???R?A?
Held up by marionette ?O?R
Any help greatly appreciated
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jimc

1st August 2009, 23:22
Hi Fred.

Needing fresh air,cut nettle(6) ... anagram = URTICA (nettle).

JimC
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fred

1st August 2009, 23:25
JIM C thanks for that never heard of it
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jimc

1st August 2009, 23:30
Collector dropping bits of tin for member of house? (8) ... ALDERMAN maybe (haven't worked out all the wordplay though)??
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jimc

1st August 2009, 23:43
Thrust ISP into nothing 1 down(7) ... probably OBTRUDE ('o' + 'bt' + 'rude'). Now, I wonder what the answer to 1 down is?
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fred

1st August 2009, 23:47
JIM C thanks again OBTRUDE is one answer I made an error 1DOWN is actually -Evens out bulk user (4) ??U?
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jimc

1st August 2009, 23:54
Evens out bulk user (4) ??U? ... if the even numbered letters are taken away, this leaves BLUE.

Is there a colour-theme to the crossword? If so, the last answer may be NOIR which is hidden in the word marionette.

JimC
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fred

1st August 2009, 23:54
Which makes it BLUE-rude odd letters of clue
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fred

1st August 2009, 23:59
JIM C I am an idiot Yes there is a colour theme to the crossword If I had read the Special instructions which states there are indeed Seven answers closely related I would have realised!
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jimc

2nd August 2009, 00:02
They must be a devious bunch there at Guardian HQ.

JimC
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