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chrise

13th February 2013, 19:09
Hi raymond
10ac I haven't totally parsed, but the "stem" part is a technical (though quite well known) term for a swollen stem that provides energy for the next year's plant to develop (e.g. crocus).
1dn was my favourite. Think of a French newspaper, then remove an "upward" journalist.
2dn the parade is a verb, not a noun.
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raymond

13th February 2013, 20:57
Thanks chrise...I'll do a bit of head scratching and see what I can fathom from your clues.! IF I'm NOT successful I'll pick your brain again tomorrow.! R:>
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raymond

13th February 2013, 21:28
It's ME again chrise...Many thanks..! I totally agree with you about 1d, really clever, I can now get on with READING the R.T., it's delivered on a Tuesday and I turn to the back pages first.! R :>
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chrise

13th February 2013, 21:32
Mine comes on Tuesday too, raymond - I scan it, then concentrate on the back pages as well.
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jazzgirl

14th February 2013, 13:25
Late checking in as I only managed to get my copy this lunchtime. Thanks for the hints re 18a, as that was causing me problems. Although I have an answer which fits for 19d (although the clue reads 18d) I can't quite see the parsing. (I have a word ending in K) Maybe some lunch will help.
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jazzgirl

14th February 2013, 14:18
I now understand the parsing on 19d. Off to do a bit of "spring-cleaning" in the garden. Lovely sunny day here
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jazzgirl

14th February 2013, 15:48
PS ChrisE re the parsing for 10a, the synonym for superfluous (almost) undu(e)
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chrise

14th February 2013, 15:55
Thanks, jazzy - I'm not surprised I didn't see that.
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bees

14th February 2013, 19:43
Hi, I'm struggling this week. di think it's a new compiler? I have an answer for 16a - the only word for "implicate" that I can find to fit, but I can't make sense of the clue. Any suggestions please?
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chrise

14th February 2013, 20:25
I have an unusual boy's name (associated with detectives?) around a rather "slangy" abbreviation for a relative.
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