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aristophanes

28th January 2013, 14:21
Another quickie, but very clever and enjoyable. Thanks, Syzzie.
I don't quite get the wordplay in 17d; everything else is clear.
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greedy kite

28th January 2013, 18:11
Aristo: Presumably you are as far as I am on 17d, namely
sole of shoe: OE
pole:N
Is the resultant "one" to be explained as "sole"?
If so, dual-purpose clue word.
Sorry, can't help otherwise -- and tried much earlier, only to be blocked by "work in progress".
Some nice witty sentences nevertheless, n'est-ce pas?!
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aristophanes

28th January 2013, 18:19
That's exactly what I thought: that "sole" was doing double duty. I just don't think it's kosher.
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aristophanes

28th January 2013, 18:27
And yes, I really liked all of them, but especially f.
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ixion

29th January 2013, 05:47
Re 17D... bit clunky, but is it meant to be sole O(fsho)E?
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greedy kite

29th January 2013, 05:54
Ixion: I managed to u'stand your (novel) interpretation even on this weird new set-up! Surely that's an achievement in itself! And of course I'm sure you're right! Wow! Communication! Worth a champagne breakfast!
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syzygy

29th January 2013, 06:24
Hi, all.

Yes, the new format needs a few tweaks, but it looks slick.
An HTML test, while I'm at it:
bold
italic
underline
link for 7D:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louie_%28TV_series%29

The puzzle was easy in the south, but took a while up top.
Agree about 17D. Also, not clear on wordplay for last half of 28A.
7D, obvious from clue but never heard of it, or saw it. US TV. Ptui.
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syzygy

29th January 2013, 06:28
The "Reply" function is nice, but Bold & Italic obviously don't work.



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greedy kite

29th January 2013, 06:28
I completely agree, Syzygy --- and am amazed I can actually still post my opinion on this somewhat crazy forum!
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greedy kite

29th January 2013, 06:31
So that's how it works! "Reply to this post"! Now I u'stand what people have been saying for hours on other postings! Talk about learning by doing.........(although a pupil of mine once made a habit of pronouncing that la
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