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livs

3rd December 2012, 09:12
Er, what's up with some of the clues? It's hard to know if there's a misprint or if it's some devious setting, e.g.

10A is a 10-letter answer but it gives (6,4,11)
3D is a 5-letter answer but it gives (5,8)
29D has (4)(4)

There aren't enough of these to match the special instructions, so I assume they're just errors. Any ideas?
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livs

3rd December 2012, 09:18
Doh! Just noticed that there are other clues linking back to these three - it just doesn't say, e.g. '10, 18' as it usually would when followed by '18 See 10'.
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paul

3rd December 2012, 09:20
"Private Eye" was probably being prophetic with its allusive description of the paper as the "Grauniad"
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martin

3rd December 2012, 14:19
Livs - you've unwittingly, I imagine, given one of the solutions in your second post. I haven't solved many clues so far, so thank you.....
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ixion

3rd December 2012, 14:43
Good fun as you might expect from Paul...the only misprint as far as I can see is an extra (4) at 29D
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pendragon

3rd December 2012, 14:54
Or is the misprint at 29A, which says it has 8 letters? As 12A merely says "See 29 (4)," this could relate to a misprinted 29A or 29D.
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cmk

3rd December 2012, 14:59
Pendragon (and others) - this was what I thought from the version I printed off at about 11am - but it's now been corrected to show that 29ac goes with 12, and 29d stands alone at 4 letters.

Great theme - just the little words to get now.
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pendragon

3rd December 2012, 15:19
Thanks, cmk. I hadn't refreshed. It doesn't help knowing that some of the words (which?) are not in any dictionary and don't even make sense. And the little ones are the worst. I have eight 4/5-letter answers and one 7-letter word to do.
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livs

3rd December 2012, 19:36
Martin, I'd read all the clues so maybe something was working away in the back of my brain! I didn't realise till I had a second look at the crossword - but I still can't find the shilling in that one (or is it the ug?)

I have 14A and a fair number of answers but I can't parse a couple at all, even with the answer! And I don't see why someone says answers aren't in the dictionary: are there different sorts of 14A, because the only one I've got & can parse is 24A - is that really one or is it just a strange clue?
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livs

3rd December 2012, 19:39
Sorry, I mean 24D and it was pendragon (can't look back when replying).
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