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#### claire

31st January 2009, 15:35
Am stuck on 1a and have M as the fifth letter out of 8.

Can anyone please confirm 10a is 'in control'?
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#### timbo

31st January 2009, 15:48
1a Polymath

yes i think In Control is right
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#### claire

31st January 2009, 15:59
Thanks timbo
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#### claire

31st January 2009, 16:02
Still stuck on 13a and 17a. Anyone?
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#### caravaggio

31st January 2009, 16:15
Hi Claire. 13a is PSST by taking the PS from Whoops! and the ST of Stop. 17a is AXE - A + EX backwards. Now I need some assistance please as I am not very happy with the two answers I have because, if they are correct, the clues are very tenuous. For 5a, Frustrate tot, I have SCOTCH and for 6d, Pretence of many a worker, I have CANT. It\'s these two answers which are bothering me. Does anyone have the same answers? Regards, Caravaggio.
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#### claire

31st January 2009, 17:39
Thanks for your help, Caravaggio. I've got 'rattle' for 5a and 'aunt' for 6d which is probably why I can't get 8d (see new thread)!
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#### brian

31st January 2009, 17:49
hi Caravaggio, i have SCOTCH and CANT also; the tenuous clues are becoming the norm. Big Dave has some interesting comments on another site regarding DT staff changes!!
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#### caravaggio

31st January 2009, 17:52
Hi Claire. 8d is, I think, HALFTONE which is HE enclosing ALF and TON. Halftone is another way of describing a semitone but I would argue it should be HALF-TONE ergo '4-4' and not '8'. Having done this Saturday crossword for years, I am not impressed with the compiler of this puzzle,
which is why I have started querying my own answers!
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#### caravaggio

31st January 2009, 17:57
Hi Brian and thank you for your post. If you look at my comments, which followed yours, you will see that I have had a frustrating morning with this compiler and have had a job 'proving' some of my answers.
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#### ash

31st January 2009, 17:58
Stuck on 19d

?c?r?e

Not sure about the last letter.
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