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pooksahib

27th January 2009, 12:41
A simple one to begin with: "Put in petrol knocked down about pound essentially" = 'fuelled'. What links 'u' to pound? Thanks in advance.
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big dave

27th January 2009, 12:52
I never did like the clues in the Mail, which is why I don't do their puzzle.

I think "pound essentially" is the essential, or middle, part of pound, i.e. the "U".

I hope that makes sense.
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pooksahib

27th January 2009, 19:38
It does, Dave. I'd considered that but thought, Nah, too daft... Some more:
"Scientist creates one smell, rejects another" = 'boffin'. I'm seeing BO but that's all.

"See eye to eye with guy in Athens after backing off" = 'agree'.

"Dawn's gold and yellow seen in Argentina" = 'aurora'. Gold = AU how does the rest fit in?

Many thanks
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terry

27th January 2009, 20:03
1. FFIn backwards is NIFF (smell).
2. A gree(k). i.e.from ATHENS.
3. au R(OR)a. The OR is a heraldic term for gold (yellow) inside RA Republic of Argentina?
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geordie kermit

27th January 2009, 20:03
Guy in Athens - A GREEK. with its back off (the last letter)

you get AGREE
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pooksahib

29th January 2009, 19:26
Thanks lads. Some more:

"Woman who enthrals fellow in essence" = femme fatale.

"Partially converting withdrawn fertiliser" = nitre. (I know that nitre is a fertiliser...)

"Setter's taking current month" = may.

"Dominant Anglo-Saxon is unable to comprehend death" = ascendant. (I can see AS but that's all...)

Thanks in advance.
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trevor

29th January 2009, 19:39
Hi pooksahib,
nitre is written backwards in converting.

AS can't with end written inside.
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big dave

29th January 2009, 19:57
The setter is the person compiling the crossword, and so will refer to himself as me, or in this case, because it is setter's, as my. Current is amps, abbreviated to a. So you have "my" taking in "a", and hence May (month)
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trevor

29th January 2009, 20:09
pooksahib.
on reflection, I have no idea why "end"=death, is to be written INSIDE the word - "can't".
Is it just a poor clue?
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trevor

29th January 2009, 20:11
whoops
Comprehend: take in
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