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leon

7th January 2013, 20:18
I have a complete grid,can anyone confirm the correct (misprint) letters.
I have CLUPEARUFAG, which don't make much sense apart from the word 'pear',any help appreciated
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les40

7th January 2013, 22:09
Hi Leon,

I haven't done the crossword but have read the preamble. Do you already know what A & B are, if so, could the letters be an anagram of an explanation of the spurious work of A and the concern for B because those letters can make many anagrams including
'A careful pug' and 'Gaul farce up'

Or am I on the complete wrong bus with this one
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leon

7th January 2013, 22:26
dont think so, the words indicated in the preamble are,
1=binominal
A=linnaeus
B=newton
36=pyrus malus
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chips

7th January 2013, 22:44
I haven't done this crossword, but had a thought - I think clupea rufa is some sort of fish, and the 'g' could be referring to Newton.
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aristophanes

7th January 2013, 22:48
The fish's Linnaean name, eh?
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les40

7th January 2013, 22:49
I've no idea Leon.

Your idea looks good Chips

Here is the preanble for you Chips, I've screen printed it for you to have a look.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/18643289/Listener.pdf
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chips

7th January 2013, 22:53
Thnks, leon - I think my musings might not be too daft! Having read the preamble, g/gravity definitely was a concern for Newton. I still have no idea what to do with the fish part,
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leon

7th January 2013, 23:11
many thanks les40,chips and aristophanes, I can now see 'herring' in the grid ,will finish it off tomorrow,thanks again for all your help
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pam

9th January 2013, 11:08
I don't think it fair on setters to broadcast answers to current puzzles as Leon has done. The contributors to AnswerBank are by and large more disciplined.
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xwordfan

9th January 2013, 11:33
Why not? - this is a Crossword help Forum - if users don't want answers, then don't look. I know the "listener" is the elite puzzle, but we should be encouraging people with it, not putting them off, and if they can get a little help on here then so be it.

The same could be said about any crosswords. Solvers come on here ( and answerbank) for help from those more experienced and nearly always learn from their answers particularly if they are explained.There are very few people just in it for the prizes.
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