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ixion

6th November 2012, 15:33
...because (unless we have different answers) the rake is spelled ?ou? not ?uo?
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blueice

6th November 2012, 15:36
Ixion, think of another word for rake
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blueice

6th November 2012, 15:42
i think the words "it's all about" in the clue are intended to mean the word for rake are not in any correct order
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ixion

6th November 2012, 15:46
Hmm - I think the "all about" is to indicate "guy" inside "rake"(?ou?) - and reverse the whole lot.
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ixion

6th November 2012, 15:48
...otherwise it IS an indirect anagram.
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ixion

6th November 2012, 15:51
lol...anyway I'm only arguing the point because I'm trying to avoid the annoying reality that I'm still stuck on 5A(despite all the hints)10A,16A,3d and 8D.
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livs

6th November 2012, 16:14
Please explain:

In 5ac - agree only 1 answer - greenish think drink - pie think diagram.

chartreuse? pie chart? So what? And the only answer I've got is recycle, so I assume that's wrong!

10A it's raining....?

Can anyone explain the parsing of 9D? I have a reasonable answer which fits all the across ones I've done so far, but I have an extraneous a+t in the answer, unless by = at and we're using reverse Polish type parsing...

I've finished the bottom. Are we talking Spice Girls for 16A (from 15D), because I can't understand the actual clue at all?

No idea about 2D. I thought roulade was a great answer for the first half of the clue. Shame it doesn't fit the second :-) Maybe I was just feeling hungry.
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livs

6th November 2012, 16:22
Ah, I have 2D and I see what you mean.
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ixion

6th November 2012, 16:32
livs..

in 9D I think the by=at around(hiding)

The one I can't parse is 15D lost=l?
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ixion

6th November 2012, 16:36
16A spice girl and partner
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