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helbar

14th November 2009, 13:51
1. You'll know what they are by the mess they are in! (8) - o - i - e - s.
2. A circuit in arrears (6) l - p - e - . could it be lapses
3. Bearing down as one, they bear much in common ( 5,2,1,7),
thanks folks
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jimc

14th November 2009, 13:55
Hi Helbar.

3. is birds of a feather ('feathers' being 'down').

JimC
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silly boy

14th November 2009, 13:55
3 Birds of a feather ?
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jimc

14th November 2009, 13:59
Hi again.

A bit horrible, but here's an idea.

1. vomiters ???

JimC
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jimc

14th November 2009, 14:08
Hi once more.

2. might be lapses as you suggest (or lapsed) but I prefer lapped meaning to be 'a lap behind' (i.e. 'one circuit in arrears').

JimC
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helbar

14th November 2009, 14:44
thanks silly boy and jim c. You are probably right jim c about lapped. didn't see that but it is so obvious. I had soldiers down for "you'll know what they are by the mess etc" thinking mess as in the army context but that was thrown out by other clues. thanks again
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jolan

14th November 2009, 16:22
Hi Helbar
Is the 'o' for sure in 1? I wuz thinking of OFFICERS (mess)?
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helbar

14th November 2009, 19:06
Jolan, apologies for misleading you and all other forum contributors, I hadn't altered my original answer so yes my o was wrong. you are right, officers does fit it and completes my crossword, many thanks
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