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diana

20th October 2009, 12:12
Need help please ! Found this week's a bit hard.

14a Dry brown bread in London with roast (7) D-A-P-N I've got deadpan, but don't know what dead has to do with brown bread ??

10a Fellow giving salad ingredient a couple of shakes (5) C---O ?
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mamya

20th October 2009, 12:16
14 Brown bread is cockney rhyming slang for dead
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mamya

20th October 2009, 12:18
10 Cosmo ???

cos (lettuce) + MO(couple of shakes)

not sure on this one
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diana

20th October 2009, 12:32
Hi Mamya,many thanks for your expert help.
That makes 11d Stevenson. (Writer's central characters in question have all the same name.)
Don't understand that one either.

28d. Drink about three quarters, all the same one gets drunk (6) -A-S-S
Is that cassic and why ??

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mamya

20th October 2009, 12:38
Sorry cryptics are not my forte

can see EVENS in the midst of Stevenson

and 3 `S`s in Cassis which is a drink but thats as near as I can get
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janie

20th October 2009, 12:50
CASSIS = CA (circa = about) + SSS (= south x 3) with I inside them.

Hope this helps!
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janie

20th October 2009, 12:52
STEVENSON = ST ( = central letters in queSTion) + EVEN SO + N (name).

Best, J
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diana

20th October 2009, 12:52
Yet again many thanks Mamya,you come across as whiz at cryptics.! Think I've got the Stevenson now. Central characters in question are s and t, all the same is even so plus n (name).
Seems easy now!
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