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aristophanes

29th November 2012, 12:28
I liked the bra clue. Yes, Rosalind, 7a is a word- over here at least. It's informal, but is used as both noun and verb, and I've never heard anyone use the longer form as a verb, only this one.
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aristophanes

29th November 2012, 12:39
Here's one of those pronunciation thingies. I don't really detect a difference, Les, and the a seems to have an uh sound too. I thought you might mean that the a sounded more like the one in ass. :)

http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/assizes
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bullfrog

29th November 2012, 13:07
Well that's a new crossword for me, and a very pleasant one with a nice balance. I knew 're-up' from The Wire, meaning to stock up on drug supplies, so I was able to make the leap to the other meaning. 14 and 39 were my way into the theme, confirming the phrase that had been dancing around in the back of my head from the start. 34d was my favourite, giving me the first letter to 42, which was the last in.
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syzygy

30th November 2012, 08:19
Hi, Bullfrog. I've seen your website. Cool.

If you're interested in trying other Harper's puzzles see post #1 re the Dropbox link formats.
The earliest is actually 2011-01:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/62858730/Harpers%202011-01%20puz.pdf

For solutions, substitute "sol" for "puz".
The "%20" translates to a space in some browsers. No worries, just change the date.

There are a few missing months when the magazine didn't arrive. I can't give you a full list here, but might figure out a way.

They aren't all this easy. Give them a shot.

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rosalind

30th November 2012, 08:52
Sorry Mr A, mixed you up with Mr S. And you don't even live in the same country!
Thanks you to those who tried to help with 9dn. I still haven't got it, have it ending with SEL which I think can't be right as I can see what the word ptobably is. Giving up, life's too short. Enjoyed the crossword anyway, thank you Mr S.
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rosalind

30th November 2012, 11:08
OK, got there, thank you those who helped!
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les40

30th November 2012, 16:11
Cheers aristo, Yes, I suppose it is the same sound, a sort of short aspiration without a 'H' beginning which does work. Maybe I was being a tad pedantic with that one.

Well done Rosalind, knew you wouldn't be a straggler for too long???
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greenfire

26th December 2012, 20:15
Has the January 2013 puzzle been posted?
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rosalind

26th December 2012, 20:23
haha les (rather late, I agree)
Greenfire, have you been at the copper sulphate again?
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