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livs

5th November 2012, 02:23
I can't sleep so I checked it out. Looks like there's a clue missing: 25D doesn't appear in the Java or print versions. Good old Grauniad!
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dizoz

5th November 2012, 03:14
hi liv
agree there is a clue missing. I emailed guardian. i think the clue for 21d shown as (6) belongs to 22d, and the clue for 22d shown as (5) belongs to 25d. ie the missing clue belongs to 21d.
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ixion

5th November 2012, 03:16
I thought 25D might be the "other partner"...more worried by the letter count at 21D...hopefully a few answers will clarify things
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ixion

5th November 2012, 03:19
Good shout dizoz, hadn't noticed dodgy letter count at 22D as well
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germy

5th November 2012, 03:21
Hi from Australia, where the puzzle was available at 11am!

I kind of agree, though I think clues 21D and 22D actually belong to 22D and 25D, and the clue for either 20D or 21D is missing -- more likely 21D as I can manage with clue 20D's partner going into light 20D.

I've emailed the crossword editor at the Guardian, so we'll see what they say.

Germy
Canberra
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germy

5th November 2012, 04:14
Yes, I'm sure it's the clue to 21D that is missing. I can finish the puzzle if I assume that the answer to the missing 21D is one of the two founders of the Eternal City (5), with the light being the other one (7).

Anyone agree?

Germy
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dizoz

5th November 2012, 04:58
hi Germy,
I agree.
I downloaded about 11.30am.(Dapto NSW)
You have made great progress.
I'm troubled a bit by the theme.(or just stupid) but I'll keep going in good Aussie style :-).
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pendragon

5th November 2012, 07:23
Does anybody else have a feeling of deja vu about the theme?
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germy

5th November 2012, 07:32
The Crossword Editor has replied:

I fear that you are quite right. I am getting it corrected ASAP. Meanwhile here is a version of how the puzzle was intended to look.
My apologies.
HUGH STEPHENSON

The attached Word document contained these clues at the end:

20.Hirst's original work? (7)
21. Hull bird admitted to Royal Society (7)
22. Last stand (6)
25. 29 egg supplier, say, banned after Revolution (5)

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ixion

5th November 2012, 10:34
Thanks germy
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