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wombat

5th March 2010, 19:40
Any assistance would be appreciated

10a. Wimbledon champion conserving energy in places (6)
I have V?N?E?
I'm not sure about the N, it is from:
7d. Theme for a male singer (5)
I think Tenor, but cannot explain

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terry

5th March 2010, 19:46
Venues. Venus(Williams) with E for energy.
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wombat

5th March 2010, 19:48
Terry
absolutely
I've been round in circles on this one
Thanks

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ajt

5th March 2010, 23:34
Chambers gives several meanings of "tenor" among them are general purport, drift, the subject referred to by a metaphor, etc, etc.
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chaz

6th March 2010, 20:05
Can I check 16d with anyone? The clue is The Royal Navy in dance ready right away for this. I thought 'Hornpipe' but I have Soweto for 23a which gives me an o where the i of pipe should be. Which clue have I got wrong?
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terry

6th March 2010, 20:25
Hornpipe looks right.

RN (Royal Navy) in HOP(dance)+ IPE (Ripe{ready} without the R{right}).
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julia

6th March 2010, 23:03
I have sent the crossword in so can't remember what 23 across was but I know it wasn't Soweto. If you let me know perhaps I can help as I also got Hornpipe
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julia

6th March 2010, 23:05
Me again. I think I've remembered that I got Somali for 23 across
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wombat

7th March 2010, 11:53
Thanks AJT for the explanation for tenor (and Terry for confirmation of the logic behind hornpipe) and I agree with you Julia that
23a. West African country is following South African (6), leads to Somali
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