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almo

14th November 2012, 17:52
25a "Individually do something with no chance of success"(4,4) - answer "Dead Duck"
can anyone tell me why ?
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mamya

14th November 2012, 17:57
cannot parse it any better than..

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dead duck
noun 
dead ducks, plural

An unsuccessful or useless person or thing
- totalitarianism is a dead duck, he says

A person who is beyond help; one who is doomed
- if they put their finger on Billy, he's a dead duck
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mamya

14th November 2012, 18:05
ah Individually do = 'D' 'O'

(D)ead + 0 (as in DUCK, zero in cricket)
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chrise

14th November 2012, 18:13
Well done, mamya - I was racking my brains on that one (or is it "wracking"?)
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almo

15th November 2012, 18:22
well done indeed, Mamya. That has to be the most contorted clue I've ever seen in a DT crossword, and I've been doing them for thirty years !! Many thanks, Almo
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