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thickpat

11th May 2013, 23:06
Can anyone provide a hint for the theme?
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rickye

12th May 2013, 10:59
Struggling too. Suspect there is some jumping involved if I have got 6ac correct. Is 6d kepi? Cannot understand why. Also stuck with 43 and 40.
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barretter

12th May 2013, 14:21
6dn is indeed kepi. It's withpeak minus what. I have no idea what the theme is and have no solutions to 1ac, 14ac, 24ac,27ac, 43ac, 45ac, 3dn, 21dn, 38dn and 40dn. Any hints appreciated
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barretter

12th May 2013, 15:38
I think I have now solved 1ac, 3dn and 14ac, i.e the top left hand corner and I presume that 45 ac is the name of a hot wind whose last four letters are the name of the founder of a cult, but I am still no nearer to the theme. "Maltby" appears twice in the puzzle. I wonder if that is something to do with it?
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rickye

12th May 2013, 16:14
Kepi is anagr of pike=peak. Have filled grid apart from 40 & 43. 40 could be Foot as FT is often paper. Wonder about nox then but no idea why. Just guessing. Got the missing o's but brain turns to jelly then.
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rickye

12th May 2013, 16:18
Simoom at 45. Om=order. Sim short for simeonite
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barretter

12th May 2013, 17:10
Have now figured out 24ac, 27ac and21dn, which just leaves the bottom right-hand corner (38dn, 40dn and 43ac) before trying to understand the preamble. Still think my explanation of "kepi" is better!
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unhelpful

12th May 2013, 17:20
barretter - your explanation of 6d is correct. There are a number of similarly-constructed clues in this puzzle.
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cloverjo

12th May 2013, 18:47
My first thought was that the theme might have something to with cricket.
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sussex

12th May 2013, 21:03
cloverjo - I am afraid the theme has nothing to do with cricket. There is a significant anniversary next Friday.
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