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pooksahib

25th February 2010, 13:43
Struggling with two:

Formal ruler's introductory text (6) -R-M--

Ace within radio frequency for all his mates? (3) --F. I'm thinking RF for radio frequency with A for ace in the middle - RAF, but not seeing any logic there.

Many thanks.
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ixion

25th February 2010, 13:58
"primer" - as in intoductory textbook
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ixion

25th February 2010, 14:00
Ace as in pilot - RAF his comrades
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pooksahib

25th February 2010, 14:05
Thanks for that. Does formal = prime? Couldn't see that in an online thesaurus...
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bullfrog

25th February 2010, 14:25
Formal=PRIM
Ruler=E(lizabeth)R(egina)
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aljanon

25th February 2010, 14:27
prim = formal
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terry

25th February 2010, 16:33
The RAF one.
When a clue has a question mark at the end it often means the the answer somehow wraps up the whole clue.
I interpret this poor clue to mean a flying ace and his mates are in the RAF and they are in contact with each other by radio. Unless someone thinks otherwise.
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pooksahib

26th February 2010, 06:45
Thanks to all. I will insist on mucking up clues that involve kings, queens, royalty and chess pieces...
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the joker

26th February 2010, 07:18
You will have a hard time Pooksahib as these categories make up about 50% af all cryptic clues!
Joker
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