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carole

3rd August 2008, 19:18
Anyone know 25 Across. He requires a down payment, reportedly.

We can only come up with Ernest but can someone tell me if this is correct and why?

Thanks
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carole

3rd August 2008, 19:20
Am also stuck on 10 Across - Attack from the air? Abandoning bridgehead, I'd move to first bunker.

Is this firebomb and if so why?
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mike b

3rd August 2008, 19:46
Think 10ac is DIVEBOMB (anagram of 'I'd move + 2 b's from bridgehead and bunker)
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mike b

3rd August 2008, 20:00
... and apparently an 'earnest' is an old name for a part payment.
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sandra

6th August 2008, 19:55
I have DIVEBOMB too
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jimc

7th August 2008, 17:12
ERNEST .. correct, I think, because the clue says "reportedly" and if you say (i.e. report) the word "Ernest" it sounds a bit like "a nest" - and a nest is inhabited by birds (which are covered in down). Hmmm .. maybe a bit tenuous.
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chris b

7th August 2008, 17:25
Ernest & divebomb are correct. I'm stuck on
'Off in front, although it's banned' FORBADE fits which works with 'banned' but I can't see how it works witrh the rest of the clue.
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carole

7th August 2008, 21:41
We got forbade too but were not happy with the clue.
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jimc

7th August 2008, 22:08
FORBADE .... BAD (off) in FORE (front), I think.
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