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pennymist

25th November 2012, 10:06
17a Reported test of missiles aimed at dividing groups of people? 11
L-I-A-I-T--

12d Termination of free jollies stops keen,endlessly hearty eater 11
T-E---E-M-N

40a Agreement on one irksome guyset off a number (suggesting irritation?) 5,4,2,4,4,
--O-E -E-S -N -O-R -Y-S
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chiff

25th November 2012, 10:08
smoke gets in your eyes
tribalistic
trenchman
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raffles

25th November 2012, 10:32
Cliff means TRENCHERMAN for 12d.
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raffles

25th November 2012, 10:34
Sorry! Chiff :0)
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pennymist

25th November 2012, 10:34
many thanks
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chiff

25th November 2012, 10:36
thanks for the correction Raffles - a 90+++++ senior moment
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katelm

10th December 2012, 20:31
But why, WHY is it trencherman? This is driving me up the wall! Anyone? Please??
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rossim

10th December 2012, 20:51
A trencherman is a gormandizer.
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ab

10th December 2012, 20:59
Suspect you wanted the clue parsed.
Termination of free jollies stops
keen,endlessly hearty eater
Could be that keen is trenchan(t) (endlessly) around the end of "free" - e, + Royal Marines (RM). Royal Marines are known as "jollies"?
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