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aristophanes

3rd October 2012, 22:42
Well if you say the second word of the homophone with aitch-dropping it works.
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les40

3rd October 2012, 23:23
Cheers aristo, finished now. bed time I think, goodnight
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syzygy

4th October 2012, 04:18
Just looked in. Couple of late nights. Seems you folks have it sorted.

34A does have the wrong tense.

21D Thanks, Aristo. Had the answer, couldn't see the parsing.

28A I read it as "seek hosts".


@Greenfire 36A et alia:
Phrasing might be more wordy, but this is common in many puzzles.
Some setters subscribe to the idea that there should be no extraneous words.


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syzygy

4th October 2012, 19:52
My solution:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/62858730/Harpers%202012-10%20sol%20mine.pdf

Any ideas for parsing 22A, 8D, 16D ?
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aristophanes

4th October 2012, 20:10
22a- studied hard- def
followed a fast course with oral examination- took it to be homophone of poured
8d- something irrational- PI
a- A
right-winger- TORY
is this what shaped Bush?- definition
16d- Briar- def
patch initially- P
providing liner for cobbler- PIE
(P inside of PIE)
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syzygy

4th October 2012, 22:13
Thanks Aristo. Downs are crystal clear.

Still not sure about 22A.

Maybe someone else will 16D up? (-;
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aristophanes

4th October 2012, 22:21
I just figured that "follow a fast course" works for "flow rapidly in a steady stream".
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ixion

4th October 2012, 22:34
Couldn't parse that one...took the fast course to be the river Po and assumed the other bit was an Americanism.
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syzygy

4th October 2012, 22:34
Sounds good. Thanks.

Struggling mightily with Mr. Magoo.
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