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wombat

28th March 2010, 15:09
Another tricky puzzle from Tim Moorey but worth persevering.
I need confirmation on one clue; if anyone can assist I would appreciate it
28d. Primarily said of the Blair Government's style? (4)
I have S_F_
I believe the last letter is A because of the instructions to solving the complete puzzle. These instructions state that the clue definition is as usual, but the wordplay does not indicate one letter. In this case it is the letter A.
I think the answer is Sofa. Can anybody elaborate on that?

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wombat

28th March 2010, 15:18
I have just googled 'sofa-style'
bingo! The Telegraph reported:-
"Labour's sofa-style of Government criticised in report from ex-permanent secretaries" 23 Jan 2010
So I will stick to that
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sarumite

28th March 2010, 15:57
Hi wombat

I agree it is "Sofa" style, and the "A" is necessary to finalise the members of the required group.

You may have finished it by now, but if not there are two possible solutions to 10a with different perimeter letters. I originally had the wrong alternative, which made it difficult to solve the theme.
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wombat

28th March 2010, 20:11
Thank you sarumite.
I also made the mistake of assuming N for the final letter and this prevented me seeing the link to the solution.

wombat
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marnie

30th March 2010, 15:57
Last clue, please can anyone help?

12a Wound heals? Absolutely (2,4)

A? H?L?

As per Tim Moorey's instructions the last letter is not in the clue. Would the first 5 letters be an anagram of heals? I can't make anything of it, so any help appreciated!

A clue on the shaded squares would help too! Or will it all come to me with this final letter?

Thank you
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sarumite

30th March 2010, 20:13
Hi Marnie

12a As hell ... e.g. "as sure as hell!" (absolutely).

Clue on shaded squares ... TAS(mania);O)
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marnie

30th March 2010, 22:19
Hi sarumite
Thank you for that. I'll have another look at it now to see if I can work it out.
Regards
Marnie
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sarumite

30th March 2010, 22:48
You're welcome Marnie, just shout if you need any further assistance with the "members of the group".
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marnie

31st March 2010, 11:08
All done now sarumite thanks to you.
Regards
Marnie
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