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crackabilly

18th April 2013, 11:10
Done about 75% and stuck on a few:
3d They appear in verges mostly to help greetin in the Channel Islands (6) BACC??
17a God smothers dismayed interjection in mid-flow (5) L??AD
22a Perhaps belonging to lairy Australian in ramshakle inn (4) N?I?
16d Descending with tingle runner records monarch touring island (9) MO??S?ING
There is most likely a misprint in the definition and the solution be one letter longer than stated in the bracket.
Any hints appreciated
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ab

18th April 2013, 11:53
They appear in verges mostly to help greetin in the Channel Islands (6) BACC??
Verges becomes verses, 7 letters. Bac(k) help mostly+ hi (greeting) in Channel islands CI gives Bacchii= "metrical feet of one short syllable followed by two long ones"?
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ab

18th April 2013, 11:55
Descending with tingle runner records monarch touring island
Tingle becomes "single" Monos (records) +monarch - king +islands ii - monoskiing - descending with single runner?
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crackabilly

18th April 2013, 11:57
Wow
Thanks ab - I think I'd have struggled to get those!
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nick

18th April 2013, 20:02
And the other one, 22a, is A for Australian in INN* giving NAIN which is Scots for belonging to, so 'lairy' must have a misprint I guess to get it to mean Scots!
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cruciverbalist

18th April 2013, 21:50
lairy = laird
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orson

18th April 2013, 22:31
17a is LAHAR (your last letter is wrong). Mid flow becomes mudflow.
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nick

19th April 2013, 08:46
I don't know about you, Orson, but I wasn't very happy with the hyphen in 'mid-flow' / 'mud-flow! I suppose it wasn't difficult to suss but that doesn't make it right.
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crackabilly

19th April 2013, 09:55
Thanks nick, cruciverbalist & orson - I managed to get these.
Struggling to see clearly on last four:
36a TUYERE burning? don't understand old do?
20d BERCEAU ? but don't understand definition
34a ?A?A
29d RE??
Have nine of the ii's, so last one must be in these four. Any gentle hints are appreciated
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nick

19th April 2013, 10:58
36a UT< is old word for DO as in music. Misprint is 'little noSe ...'
20d ROM< (traveller) + CEAU (sounds like SO!)
34a Misprint is Letters - put 'one' in a god
29d Answer is hidden after some bits are removed - misprint obviously 'nOt'
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