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scarlett

7th November 2012, 11:38
Got 1a too now, just need to "sort out" 20d now
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scarlett

7th November 2012, 11:56
sorted 14a
Still need 20d - any help/hints please?
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mrs trellis

7th November 2012, 11:58
scarlett, it's Mr H's other partner you want, not the long-named one
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mrs trellis

7th November 2012, 11:59
Sorry, meant Mr R's other partner
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scarlett

7th November 2012, 12:11
Thanks mrs trellis - got it now!
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crucible

7th November 2012, 12:31
In the first of these puzzles I tried Mrs Trellis's suggestion (putting in the other partner's enumeration) but I think it made things too easy. If adding this extra difficulty has irritated some of you, it doesn't seem to have put everyone off: apparently several (presumably correct) solutions were submitted before breakfast on the first day!
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peterm

7th November 2012, 12:41
Crucible - many thanks for taking the trouble to comment on this thread. Helpful and much appreciated. I, for one, thought this was a good puzzle. My only real beef is with 5ac - the pairing is unknown to me.
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crucible

7th November 2012, 12:49
PeterM: if you Google "reuse and" the first item to appear is "recycle". It wasn't until I did this that I made it a 'partner' clue, thinking it might not be "well-known".
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peterm

7th November 2012, 13:00
Fair enough, but all the other pairings can be easily deduced without googling. Maybe it's just me, but I think the 5ac pairing is not obvious and a bit out of sync with the others.
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mrs trellis

7th November 2012, 13:37
Hi crucible - fair enough, it is supposed to be challenging after all. I finally got in tune with it towards the end, so I hope your next one is soon, before I've lost the plot again! peterm, I thought 5a was reasonable, it's a very 'of the moment' expression - but you coped far better with the rest of it than I did - so vive la difference :-)
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