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chrise

26th May 2012, 20:46
Did everyone else find it easy today? - I've been waiting to provide assistance, but it seems it is not needed!
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oak

26th May 2012, 20:56
I shall indulge you Chris
I have SERFDOM for 15A giving (D)ior in 7d but cannot see the rest of it. 5d also suffers. Also is 24D Nodder if so why? Cheers
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chrise

26th May 2012, 21:09
15ac isn't serfdom - a word for creative activities followed by a colloquial use of "corporation" - 5dn still ends in S, though
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chrise

26th May 2012, 21:10
7dn Dior's top is D in ?????
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chrise

26th May 2012, 21:13
24d close, but no coconut - what did Homer do when not concentrating?
Thanks for giving purpose to my existence!
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oak

26th May 2012, 21:24
THank you ChrisE for the pointers
That Homer, I see now. Cheers
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chrise

26th May 2012, 21:25
Sorry - for 15 I should have said a word for creative activities BACKWARDS.....
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livs

27th May 2012, 03:39
OK, I'll bite!

I don't usually do Brummie, and I didn't enjoy this one. Even though I've got the answers, in some cases I can't see why, and for others I just think, 'Meh, not satisfying'. Maybe it's just the way I'm feeling today.

I (only) don't have 13A, though early on I knew what I thought it ought to be - just can't see how the last 3 letters fit the clue and can't think of anything else. All the other answers fit - but why 'tum' for 'corporation'?

Or 'mid-month' for 8D?

Or 2D?

And with 6D, I assume the editor = (Al)an, and then you could say it's an anagram of 'wears', but then what's 'ble'; or you could say the fur is sable, in which case what's 'wer'?

Oh, and (while we're at it), what about 13D - it apparently had 'Hear' missing from the start of it, but it still doesn't make sense to me, even though there's only one answer which gives the right drink - ? (And another answer which fits and means 'broadcast'.)

I hope this makes you feel needed!

Bring back Araucaria.
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livs

27th May 2012, 03:42
Sorry, for 13A read 15A.
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chrise

27th May 2012, 06:34
2d poor clue - DE and AD are both half of "dead"
8d middle of the month is IDES (as in ides of march), move last letter up to first.
15a "corporation" is a slang term for - how shall I put it? - large waist!
13d I agree - I only got this one to complete the drink
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