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shoni71

8th January 2013, 21:15
I thought there would have been more threads on this topic. Although I have managed to solve well over half the clues I am stuck on the first across clue. One of the answers is fireplace but could anyone help me to get the other. The last two downclues also baffle me.
I have tried all ways to fit my answers in to the grid but without success. A very very broad hint or better woud be much appreciated. Thank you in advance.
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tony

8th January 2013, 21:22
You are correct that 1a is fireplace and needs to be entered as FREPLICAE to meet the 'mixed doubles'theme.
The other part of the clue contains COUPLE.
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tony

8th January 2013, 21:24
Forgot to mention that the last two down clues
contain MATCH & CLONE.
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andyc

8th January 2013, 21:39
Tony, your guidance was missed today with Jolan. Glad to see you are up and about now.

Andy
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tony

8th January 2013, 22:00
Thanks andyc

Hope to join everyone next week.
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shoni71

9th January 2013, 19:37
Thank you very much Tony for giving me the breakthrough. You are brilliant.
I have one more clue to solve though, 9 down -itri-e . There are a few possible answers but I cannot work out the reason for it from the clue given. Help please.
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tony

9th January 2013, 20:04
Hi again shoni

NIT (fool) RIDE (improvise) = harden surface
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manic mary

10th January 2013, 09:52
Hi have done some of the clues includeing fireplave but have noidea why it changes as tony says . by the last 2 downs do you mean 10 and 17 coz i have a anagram for one of those.P lease can I have some morehelp on how and which change.Am not doing very wellthis week.Thank U
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tony

10th January 2013, 10:03
Hi Mary

Yes I was referring to 10 & 17d
10d watchman should be entered as W MATCH AN
17d violence enter as VI CLONE E

These changes meet the theme of 'mixed doubles'

The clues to be repaired are-
1 ;36
15;29
7
23
10;17
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manic mary

10th January 2013, 12:14
Hi Tony. Thank U very muchfor the answers I would never have thoughtof them on my own.I do find these xwords very hard but i think I am getting a bit better at so meof them.
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