I have two left in this month's Saga crossword. In both cases, I think I know the answer but I am having trouble fully equating the clue to my supposed solution.
The details are:-
With India's tail in, get slips to ring man at wicket (10)
I have ?A?E?E?P?R
I think the solution is GAMEKEEPER Why?
A trained fire-fighter (8)
I have ?O?E?I?E
I think the solution is HOSEPIPE Why?
In the second case I may be searching for something more complicated than needed - a hosepipe is trained on a fire to extinguish it - can it be that simple?!