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pooksahib

10th September 2009, 10:05
Thanks to all for the big 'thrift' debate yesterday. I have no access to the correct answers, I just believe what I read here:
http://dailymailcrossword.web.officelive.com/default.aspx

Let's hope this clue has a simple explanation:

"Sticky end for Moth and her 'Dream' friend" = cobweb.

And this one:

"Clerk provides stopgap after student leaves" = filer. Taking the L (student) out leaves Fier. I don't get it...

Many thanks.
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bullfrog

10th September 2009, 10:10
Hi Pooksahib,

1. Moth and cobweb are characters from A Midsummer Night's Dream.
2.Stopgap = Filler. Take away the student to leave FILER
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wombat

10th September 2009, 10:10
Hi pooksahib
The 2nd clue is suggesting filler for stopgap
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pooksahib

10th September 2009, 15:28
Thanks both. So is it just me or would a better clue not be "Stopgap provides clerk after student leaves"?
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trevor

10th September 2009, 15:32
Xword convention/protocol requires the definition part of the clue (Clerk) is at the start or end (with a few exceptions)
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trevor

10th September 2009, 15:39
I do see your point tho.
would be better to somehow add an "L" to filer to get stopgap, rather than other way round.
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