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xfan

8th October 2012, 23:42
Evening all! I'm catching up on Thursday's offering and have not found an earlier thread on the Forum. Again the NE corner is my bane. For starters I cannot believe I can't get a 14 letter word beginning with "s" (!), but can anyone help, please? Disastrous class to occupy hospital? I have S?A???A?C?C?U?
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bullfrog

8th October 2012, 23:49
STAPHYLOCOCCUS
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xfan

9th October 2012, 00:12
Wow! Thanks bullfrog. Yes. I had the cellist wrong. Now I'm "just" left with
13A: Genuine article about constant back-pedalling ??H? 4D: Dutch painter's year's in depression ?U?P 5D: Senor Zorro's the sneak lifting American@s fried cakes ?R?L???S
I find these i cryptics mighty challenging! Sometimes help is needed! Any pointers on these, please?
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xfan

9th October 2012, 00:14
Sorry, that should be "years" and "American's"
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bullfrog

9th October 2012, 00:18
5D: Senor Zorro's the sneak lifting American's fried cakes

Looks like KRULLERS - SR EL LURK reversed
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bullfrog

9th October 2012, 00:19
13A: Genuine article about constant back-pedalling

is E(C)HT
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greedy kite

9th October 2012, 00:20
4d Cuyp
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xfan

9th October 2012, 00:32
Thanks to you both. I get the parsing (is that the right word?) now I see them spelled out: but by crikey, I just don't recognise the answers as words!!! i cryptic is a voyage of discovery. A little known gem I think. Thanks again
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