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jimmy

9th December 2008, 09:27
Missing two interlocking clues....

20a Reporters closely to follow a criminal secret H---E-/M-G-E-

and

21d Tarzan comes from dull Midlands city
--E-S-O-E

Any help much appreciated

Cheers Jimmy
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royston bowden

9th December 2008, 09:38
21d GREYSTOKE

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royston bowden

9th December 2008, 09:48
Something like Hidden Magnet for the other?

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jimc

9th December 2008, 09:54
I think the other answer could be HUGGER MUGGER which has to do with secrecy. Mugger (a criminal) and, I guess Hugger is a word that journalists use for someone who follows another for a story (I never heard of it)?
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jimmy

9th December 2008, 10:28
Many thanks for such speedy responses.....

I can see greystoke now though I hadn't heard of film previously. As for hugger mugger, I'm not sure but cant think of anything better either

Cheers Jimmy
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royston bowden

9th December 2008, 11:12
Hugger Mugger with someone means you share secrets etc. with them, ie you are very close.

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jimc

9th December 2008, 13:42
Sorry I was in a bit of a rush earlier this morning and missed the obvious ...

The word "reporters" means "sounds like" in this arcane world of crosswords so ... "closely to follow"=HUGG + "a"="ER" + "criminal"=MUGGER. The result is HUGGER MUGGER (ie secret, secrecy and other meanings, although is usually hyphenated) but has nothing to do with journalists as I earlier wrote in error.
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