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mary6

27th November 2012, 19:20
I've possibly (probably) gone horribly wrong with these.
54a Era before 1980s stylist loses final twitch in face (5,3,5). I have t?m??/?e?/r?t?n.
46d Climber is after core of solid mineral in rock (7). o?i???e.
Can anyone help, please.
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malone

27th November 2012, 19:22
54 Times New Roman - it's a typeface.
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chrise

27th November 2012, 19:22
olivine (although technically it's a mineral, rather than a rock) - VINE after centre of sOLId
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mary6

27th November 2012, 19:32
Thanks Malone and ChrisE. Re: Times new roman, why?
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andyc

27th November 2012, 19:37

mary6

27th November 2012, 19:38
I've now got RHINO for 53a What makes toenail hard regularly turns up - on one's nose.
Is this right and why?
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malone

27th November 2012, 19:40
I'm afraid I'm useless at explaining answers - glad someone else is doing that! I got the answer just from the letters I had and knowing that type could mean typeface.
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imagcq

27th November 2012, 19:40
every other letter backwards in the clue from the word hard
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chrise

27th November 2012, 19:41
Yes, but it's tricky
toenail hard backwards is drahlianeot
Take every other letter
dRaHlIaNeOt
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mary6

27th November 2012, 19:41
Thanks AndyC - I should have got the reference to New Romantics.
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