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chrise

22nd January 2013, 17:01
1. British to dump insane but not stupid clots (7)
THROMBI - anagram of british to dump, less the letters of stupid

2. Marvellous! It’s hidden (3,2,5)
OUT OF SIGHT (double definition)

3. An informal, yet intensive, discussion can take place around endless walks (4-2)
TALK-IN - wALKs in TIN ( for CAN)

4. Whips grow weary with each one coming back to earth (8)
FLAGELLA = FLAG + ALL E back

5. Communist Party and Hungary embrace in agreement about an empty tomb (8)
CENOTAPH - I have CP for Communist Party and H for Hungary - with ATONE backwards?
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chrise

22nd January 2013, 17:03
I neglected to add my thanks to jolan for an entertaining afternoon's head-scratching.
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chrise

22nd January 2013, 17:04
"AT ONE" in #5 is probably better than "ATONE" - I didn't see that.
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redundantelf

22nd January 2013, 17:04
Hi Jolan

Failed miserably today

1. ?
2. Out of sight - double def
3. ?
4. ?
5. ?
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bigbadmarty2

22nd January 2013, 17:05
THROMBI
OUT OF SIGHT
TALK-IN
antennae - wrong
?????????
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redundantelf

22nd January 2013, 17:06
Please forgive - also forgot to offer my thanks.
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bigbadmarty2

22nd January 2013, 17:08
Me too ! thanks Jolan :)
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pastille

22nd January 2013, 17:19
Only one...no 2....
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jolan

22nd January 2013, 17:20
Many thanks to all who took part. Welcome BBM2.

GK, Ari and AB 5/5. Brill! Andyc 4/5, Jazzy 3/5. Wonderful!

There's no need to add my workings as they've been clearly spelled out. Nevertheless, I'll stick 'em on - just for the record.

1. subtractive anag(insane and not) of “British to dump” - “stupid” = THROMBI = clots
2. (double) Marvellous! (inf) = OUT OF SIGHT! (Chambers Dict – no mention of it being an Americanism) = hidden
3. can = tin; endless walks = alk; ‘take place around’ = TALK-IN = an informal yet intensive discussion (Chambers Dict).
4. grow weary = flag; each one = all (each one of the cups...all of the cups...); Spain = E; each one coming back to Spain = e + lla, yielding FLAGELLA = whips (plu of flagellum)
5. CP + H (Dictionary entries); ‘in agreement’ = ‘at one’ (C.O.D under ‘one’);’ in agreement’ about = ‘eno ta’; CPH ‘embracing’ = C(eno ta)PH = CENOTAPH = an empty tomb (Chambers – principal def).


Off now to diet. I DON'T think so!!! I'll take a peek in again before the night is out.
Thanks for your kind remarks. I'm still amazed at the skill you folf show at "cold solving". CU
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andyc

22nd January 2013, 17:22
Thanks Jolan, great stuff as always.
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