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chrise

23rd February 2013, 10:07
10ac Finally, once or twice, page-turning Cosi Fan fan? (5-4)
O?E?A-?O?R
I think it must be OPERA-something, but I have gone completely blank on what the second word might be. Any suggestions, please?
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chrise

23rd February 2013, 10:10
It must be OPERA-GOER - could anyone parse it for me, please?
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neko99

23rd February 2013, 10:10
Hopefully it will help if you know it's an anagram of "e" (finally once) "or" twice and "page" and you are right about the opera bit. Who would be a fan of Cosi Fan Tutti?
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chrise

23rd February 2013, 10:11
Thanks neko
Have you finished? I thought 12,5 was particularly groan-worthy!
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neko99

23rd February 2013, 10:12
I'm doing pretty badly today - only half way through and I've been on it for a couple of hours! The 12,5 clue has me totally and utterly stumped.
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chrise

23rd February 2013, 10:13
Clue - if you string together all the preamble, it makes a (very!!!) rough "sounds like" of a long word.
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neko99

23rd February 2013, 10:14
Ah, ok. Problem is I don't have 1 ac which I don't understand at all. Oh lord, not doing well today at all!
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neko99

23rd February 2013, 10:15
I just said 19 and 21 out loud and got it immediately. !!
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chrise

23rd February 2013, 10:16
1ac is a classic example of a Paul clue - guess the answer, then try to explain it. I don't think many wold be able to work "forwards" through it, though it does in fact make sense.
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leapy

23rd February 2013, 10:18
If this is right 5 down Footballers July, when there was no water on? now becomes ??e season I thought it was OFF
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