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eddie b

17th January 2010, 18:08
Last one, any suggestions please!

1d Split alter egos' newly repaired ship (6)

?E?S?L - Vessel fits the ship part - but I can't see the rest of the clue - the only other common words that fit are TEASEL or WEASEL.

Thanks in advance for suggestions.
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eddie b

17th January 2010, 18:37
Got it - anagram of Selves
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big dave

17th January 2010, 18:45
Indirect anagrams (where the fodder is not present in the clue) are generally outlawed but moving parts of a word that is not in the clue (like this one) are allowed. It's a fine line that divides them!
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ajt

17th January 2010, 18:45
Yes - if you've got 7ac and 9ac it must be vessel
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eddie b

17th January 2010, 19:06
Actually ... rather than an anagram I can see now that its SEL VES split and newly repaired as VES SEL. So everything needed IS in the clue.
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trevor

17th January 2010, 19:15
That is what Big Dave meant,methinks. I liked his use of the word Fodder.
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eddie b

17th January 2010, 19:26
It was a great crossword. I initially thought... Where's the preamble... where's the trick, but slowly I thought clever... very clever.

Off to do the Everyman now, thanks for the input everyone.
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