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neko99

9th February 2013, 14:53
Ok. I've been doing this puzzle for the best part of the whole day (save a break to bake a cake) and I'm utterly stuck on the last three.

27ac Take turns to restrict entrance (9)
I have: S-T-L---D

20dn Dog's foot a state — iodine applied (7)
I have: C-S----

25ac Agreed to drop odds, when they're lined up (8)
I have: E-S---E-

I have counted 11 of the 12 themed requirements, so only one of the clues (I think) requires the theme.

All help much appreciated.
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chrise

9th February 2013, 15:22
Hi neko
I've been looking at it off and on and not making progress too. I haven't got any of the ones you ask for, but I can give one tiny bit of help. I originally had T for the 3rd letter in 27ac, but I think E is actually correct.
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chrise

9th February 2013, 15:24
Obviously I have a different first letter for 25ac as well.
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jolan

9th February 2013, 15:29
Hi Chris
I've been pondering this too It definitely IS an "E" (I don't have the paper). Must now look at the changed letters you give.
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jolan

9th February 2013, 15:30
Sorry Chris. You didn't give that firat letter.
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jolan

9th February 2013, 15:30
Sorry Chris. You didn't give that firat letter.
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neko99

9th February 2013, 15:31
Chris, of course. Thank you for that. I see now where I went wrong on 18dn. Will try again! Good luck.
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chrise

9th February 2013, 15:32
Hi jolan
Yes - I have an answer for 27 now, though I don't understand it.

The first letter I have for 25 is A
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greedy kite

9th February 2013, 15:35
Hi, you 3! Maybe I can help a little:
27: the complete word is the passive participle of a verb synonymous with "entrance", but emphasized on the 2nd syllable!
20: the complete word is a race of dog beginning with B & ending in I (Inever had a dog, but always fancied this kind as a kid -- pretty rare I think)!
25: a simple word meaning "lined up", the 1st 5 letters of which form the last themed thing you're looking for!
OK?
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jolan

9th February 2013, 15:36
The first part (5) to relieve someone on watch (eg); the second bit (4) tie up. The whole word ' to entrance'
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