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nelson

2nd February 2013, 19:38
Is the 'timely' interruption WINTER?
This doesn't seem to fit with my answer to 24a
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barista

2nd February 2013, 19:44
That's what I've got, yes.
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malone

2nd February 2013, 19:49
Barista, I can see all your reasoning, but I just don't feel I've got this puzzle all tidied up neatly and logically.
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barista

2nd February 2013, 20:10
Me neither! It seems too muddle an explanation.
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barista

2nd February 2013, 20:13
Either way, I rather enjoyed the fact that 1 a and 1 d were the same as last week's. I almost decided not to do it, thinking that the Indie had messed up, before the different preamble made me think again. V amusing, for me at least.
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malone

2nd February 2013, 20:17
I think I'm going to highlight 1 Across as it is 'more consistent withthe second meaning.
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nelson

2nd February 2013, 20:56
What are the two alternatives in the timely interruption WINTER?
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barista

3rd February 2013, 11:39
The alternatives are implied by the first definition of the thematic phrase in Chambers - either it's (expressly) the end of winter or (implicitly) it isn't.
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nelson

3rd February 2013, 13:06
Many thanks Barista
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prospect7

4th February 2013, 14:33
If the diagonal hidden word is not be highlighted, what is the point of the setter taking the trouble to include it?
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