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brendan

3rd February 2013, 00:33
I think this is correct but I just can't see how it is parsed..

See telephone man make a bloomer (10,4) - CANTERBURY BELL (Bloomer)
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chiff

3rd February 2013, 00:49
Canterbury is a 'see' - diocese
Bell - Alexander
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brendan

3rd February 2013, 00:52
Hi again Chiff, I really did not see that, many thanks.

PS. While you're here..

Depart hurriedly, finding parasite in joint (9) ??E?A?D?E I think it might be 'SKEDADDLE' but I can't parse a single letter!
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brendan

3rd February 2013, 12:19
Need help with the parsing for these..

Head off American horse, a famous mount - OSSA (Mount)

Drama involving English king and emperor - NERO (Emperor) If English is 'E' and 'King' is 'R' then drama would be 'No' - How so?

Reportedly pine for fellow mortal abandoning area injudiciously - MISGUIDEDLY Why fellow mortal and area?

Face a hard task, labouring for the Excise? - ?A?E ?N?S ?O?K ?U? O?T I've been staring at this on and off since yesterday and just can't see it.
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janephilip

3rd February 2013, 12:27
18d have one's work cut out ; labouring=have one's work, excise=cut out
thanks for ossa (51d)
agree nero 52d but don't see why do=drama??
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malone

3rd February 2013, 12:28
Drama... No is a form of Japanese drama.

For a hard task... Have Ones Work Cut Out

Head off... (H)oss, American for 'horse'.
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brendan

3rd February 2013, 12:40
Thanks Jane, thanks Malone, any ideas for the parsing of the 'Misguidedly' clue?
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malone

3rd February 2013, 12:48
Reportedly...
Pine for fellow is Mis(s) Gui(guy) (Reportedly just means it sounds like)
Mortal is Deadly, with 'abandoning area' meaninbg you've to remove the 'a'.
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bustard

3rd February 2013, 12:50
reportedly= "misgui" sounds like " miss guy"
+ mortal=deadly, take away a (area), and you have "misguidedly". Nice one!
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brendan

3rd February 2013, 12:50
Excellent, thanks again Malone.
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