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smiffy

21st April 2013, 18:07
REMONSTRATE. Definition= Argue fiercely
Battle=MONS, raising sharp=TART backwards
About=RE
Energy=E
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brackendale

21st April 2013, 18:13
Well done, smiffy! Nice clue, wasn't it?

Now, what about REMONSTRATE?

For merryphil, 2 Down is LOCAL - think anaesthetic and number as something that numbs!
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brackendale

21st April 2013, 18:17
Well done again, smiffy! You would win the prize if there was one!

I don't know what happened to m.o.m.o. and Mary6!
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mary6

21st April 2013, 18:55
Hi Brackendale, just caught up on this thread - very clever. And I'm glad smiffy parsed all those answers before I had to make an attempt. In fact, I've been gardening most of yesterday and today as we've actually had some warm sunny weather, and just took a peek earlier as very little was making sense. Now off to enjoy a well-earned glass or 3 of beer so even less will make sense after that.
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brackendale

21st April 2013, 19:03
Thanks, Mary6. Enjoy your beer - I was in our summer house most of the afternoon - perhaps the sun (that yellow thing in the sky) got to me.

Or perhaps it was the red wine I was drinking.

Have a nice evening.
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merryphil

21st April 2013, 19:12
Duh!
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brackendale

21st April 2013, 19:16
The best clues are the ones that make you say "Duh!"

Have a nice evening.
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m.o.m.o

21st April 2013, 19:17
Mary6 thank you for those words!So encouraging! Usually manage better than today but have had distractions and my head feels empty...that is to say,I feel DUMB!
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m.o.m.o

21st April 2013, 19:34
A million thanks to everyone,not least Brackendale-very good entertaining post-but am I excused if I continue the struggle tomorrow hopefully with a clearer head,trying a bit on my own without checking with you first-otherwise it would just be copying and no work.It's all very clever,parsing etc,but sometimes for me very far-fetched,being used to more general knowledge type xwords.Since you all are so clever I strongly recommend,again,the International Herald Tribune Sat-Sun issue,it is actually New York Times',no indication how many words on each line,always a theme/title you have to guess before it all makes sense,sometimes several letters or a word in the same square-I dare anyone of you to try it once-but I can promise it is FUN.!!Going from that to wordplay ones is confusing-am not very good at it-THANK YOU AGAIN!
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