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xwordfan

9th February 2013, 09:32
Having trouble with the top half!!
1a It's brought back to eat with a fish (9)
8a Fried food is wasteful (8)
(Some clues do not have a defn)
Thanks for any help
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chrise

9th February 2013, 10:07
I've only just started, but I think 8 is a double definition - a type of fried food and "is wasteful" as a singular verb.
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chrise

9th February 2013, 10:10
I've spotted the theme. It's not the overall definition that's missing - it's the "theme part" in each that isn't clued.
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xwordfan

9th February 2013, 10:15
Agreed - I've just twigged it too!
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gaperon

9th February 2013, 10:16
Wish I could twig - totally escaping me for the time being!
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chrise

9th February 2013, 10:18
2d was the breakthrough moment for me. What isn't clued in the answer?
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xwordfan

9th February 2013, 10:21
it was 17d for me - the African was SOMALI - then lose the "boxer"
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neko99

9th February 2013, 10:22
chrise, what do you mean by "themed part" as opposed to definition?
Feeling very thick today!
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chrise

9th February 2013, 10:24
Something of the same sort as 6 (which, in fact, I haven't decided on yet - it's a clue that I didn't have to) is part of the ANSWER to each clue, but is not referred to at all in the clue itself. The full definition IS given, though.
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neko99

9th February 2013, 10:28
Ah, now I understand Chris.

Thanks!
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