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brendan

21st February 2013, 21:15
A sack stuffed with well-turned pastries (5,4) - F???T ???E

Improvement for gambler, paid for securing first in National (10) ???R?????T (The 'T' might be wrong)

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ab

21st February 2013, 21:23
A=First rate? Sack as in burn = Fire , pastries tarts, turned, strat, = fir strat e- A?
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ab

21st February 2013, 21:27
Betterment? Gambler - better, paid for -met, securing (with inside) n first in National= better me n t?
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brendan

21st February 2013, 21:29
That's brilliant, especially spotting 'A' as the def. Many thanks Ab.
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brendan

21st February 2013, 21:31
That means this is wrong..

Lively, right after a drink - ASTIR Drink = Asti + R (Right) Where have I gone wrong?
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ab

21st February 2013, 21:33
ale rt?
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brendan

21st February 2013, 21:33
Got it, it's ALE RT
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brendan

21st February 2013, 21:33
Snap - Thanks again.
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brendan

21st February 2013, 21:41
Cue ball's dead short? Who cares - ?E?I???R REMINDER fits the def. (Cue) and 'Minder' = 'Who cares' but the rest....
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ab

21st February 2013, 21:50
Ball (red) , dead short (without d for dead) = re + minder one who cares = reminder - cue?
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