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bear of lb

17th February 2013, 08:39
Struggling in the top right corner

10D - Scrawny, oddly omitted hiding behind in long garment (6)
C?????
11D - Is it one relatively contrived small-screen genre? (7,10)
R?????? TELEVISION
&
12D Those reluctant to get going after rising in the morning? (11)
M?????????S

I hope that assistance with these will enable me to complete the other four.
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brackendale

17th February 2013, 08:44
The first one is CAFTAN
sCrAwNy oddly with AFT inside

REALITY TELEVISION - anagram of is it one relatively

AM lingerers are reluctant to get up in the morning - reverse AM ("rising") gives MALINGERERS
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xwordfan

17th February 2013, 08:45
10d caftan - can- even letters of scrawny + aft(behind)
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xwordfan

17th February 2013, 08:47
11d reality television?
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bear of lb

17th February 2013, 09:31
Thanks to Brackendale & Xwordfan.

Why couldn't I think of "aft", or even of "Caftan"? I had worked out the "can!
Now stuck on 28A - Conflict with bird in short story (10)
???T?A?E?E
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brackendale

17th February 2013, 09:37
The bird is RAVEN and a short story is CONTE
One inside t'other gives CONTRAVENE
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bear of lb

17th February 2013, 11:53
Brackendale - again, my thanks.
I fear that the reference to conflict had convinced me that the answer was going to start with WAR - don't ask me why!

One left :
23A - Travelling band in port (4)
?Y?E
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bigbadmarty2

17th February 2013, 11:55
tyre
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bear of lb

17th February 2013, 11:56
Bigbadmarty2 - thanks

I seem to be getting stupider.........
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bigbadmarty2

17th February 2013, 11:58
happy to help - sometimes we can't see the wood for the trees !
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