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twm

2nd March 2013, 15:23
1 ac)
Staffs man employed in counting sheep, originally (6)
I have Crooks but cannot see why. I see the staffs, and the sheep originally (s) but...?
28ac)
Fought with unruly youth about Soviets finally changing sides (7)
It looks to be Tussled. Is the Soviets changing sides Red to Led? Where's the youth?
16d)
Knocked up some satire, verbal lampooning in double quick time (4,5)
I seem to have Alla Breve, which does have 'verbal' 'up' in it but...?
and 18d)
Beaten in game, not having doubled spades in time (7)
I seem to have Birched but cannot understand why it should be so.
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mamya

2nd March 2013, 15:25
1 ac)
Staffs man employed in counting sheep, originally (6)
I have Crooks but cannot see why. I see the staffs, and the sheep originally (s) but...?

Yes - Staffs = crooks

Man [chess] ROOK

[in] CS - first of counting sheep
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mamya

2nd March 2013, 15:27
16

satire, verbal lampooning, contains

ALLA BREVE [knocked up]
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jazzgirl

2nd March 2013, 15:28
16d ....satirEVERBALLAmpooning (hidden backwads in clue) = alla breve
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jazzgirl

2nd March 2013, 15:28
16d ....satirEVERBALLAmpooning (hidden backwads in clue) = alla breve
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mamya

2nd March 2013, 15:29
18d)
Beaten in game, not having doubled spades in time (7)
I seem to have Birched but cannot understand why it should be so.

BIRD [time as in a prison sentence]
CHE [ss] is the game , minus double spades [S]
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twm

2nd March 2013, 15:38
Aha!
Thank you both, Jazzgirl and Mamya.

Can anyone helps with the 28 ac. explanation?
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chrisg

2nd March 2013, 15:40
28 Unruly youth is Ted (short for teddy boy)
around USS(r) with (l)eft instead of (r)ight
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mamya

2nd March 2013, 15:41
28ac)
Fought with unruly youth about Soviets finally changing sides (7)
It looks to be Tussled. Is the Soviets changing sides Red to Led? Where's the youth?

USSR (change R to L - USSL
[about] unruly youth TED[dy boy]
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ixion

2nd March 2013, 15:42
Birched...beaten with birch twigs
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