Cancel Report This Post

Please fill out the form below with your name, e-mail address and the reason(s) you wish to report this post.

 

Crossword Help Forum
Forum Rules

livs

17th November 2012, 18:02
I loved the humour in today's offering. One bit of parsing escapes me:

9A 18 down 14 coming round Royal Ulster Constabulary (Scottish, hard) (9.6)

I get the 'Constabulary (Scottish, hard)' bit
but I can't see how you get the first word, which I made 'furniture'. Any ideas?
11 of 18  -   Report This Post

ab

17th November 2012, 18:13
Future is coming, +R for royal and NI for Ulster = Furniture? (presumably with polis h , I don't have the crossword)
12 of 18  -   Report This Post

livs

17th November 2012, 18:34
Thanks, ab. I couldn't see past RU/RUC.
13 of 18  -   Report This Post

dizoz

17th November 2012, 21:58
hi livs et al,
just one to go .6D. have S_L_T_I_M - nothing in Chambers - ????
14 of 18  -   Report This Post

mamya

17th November 2012, 22:03
Splittism
15 of 18  -   Report This Post

mamya

17th November 2012, 22:04
Is in the book but not Chambers online
16 of 18  -   Report This Post

dizoz

17th November 2012, 22:32
hi mamya,
thanks for that. found confirmation on google. must be fairly new word. not in my old Collins, Westminster, Oxford or Websters. Mmm. I must be getting old.
17 of 18  -   Report This Post

greedy kite

17th November 2012, 23:14
Then I'm getting old with you, dizoz: I found the word unbelievable till I found it in my Ch., which is not the latest edition either!
18 of 18  -   Report This Post