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kiloalpha

18th January 2009, 13:31
Can anyone explain the relationship between the 3 types of dog and the clue to 28 across.
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john (from arran)

18th January 2009, 14:27
Not unless you tell us what the three types of dog are and what the clue to 28 across is.
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kiloalpha

18th January 2009, 17:41
The overall instructions indicate "Three unclued solutions of 13 letters are of a kind referred to in the clue to the fourth one.
Solutions 1 English setter
Solutions 2 Cocker spaniel
Solutions 3 Scotch terrier

Clue 4 "Correcting say, a canine barking in training gets hard (13)"
Solution 4 appears to be "Straightening"

I can see some vague link to the solutions but would like some more profound explanation.
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big dave

18th January 2009, 18:09
Presumably you got straightening as an anagram (barking / mad) of "training + gets + h(ard)"

The canine reference is probably to a "stray"

The link "of a kind referred to in the clue" is to the word "canine" in the clue.

You've done all the hard work !!
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kiloalpha

18th January 2009, 18:23
No I did not get the anagram. Why only part of h(ard)?

Seems to be a very forced link. But thanks for the help
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big dave

18th January 2009, 18:30
Compilers use a lot of abbreviations:
H(ot)
C(old)
R(ight)
L(eft)

If it's in the dictionary, then they feel free to use it. My current pet hate is, usually in the Telegraph, that "a" is replaced by "per" and vice versa - just because Chambers has "for each or a" as a definition of "per".
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