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13th May 2010, 13:08
Thanks for the explanations. Yes 36a very obscure! Yes - you may call me sudo!!!

Do you do the EV crossword from the Sun Telegraph? Managed Sun 9th's quite easily but can't get anywhere with last Sunday's.
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13th May 2010, 13:13
No, I don't get the Telegraph - I'll see if I can download it. On Sunday I do the Mephisto and cryptic in the Sunday Times, and Azed from the Guardian. I can't remember whether you do the Guardian Genius monthly?
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13th May 2010, 13:31
Yes to Azed and guardian monthly (just started a few weeks ago on your advice!) Azed 1980 suited my mathematical brain!(Like the April Generalist but with cryptics instead of GK)
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13th May 2010, 13:36
I've only done the Generalist once one before last, and was disappointed to find the most recent was a GK - I don't do them, prefer the wordplay. I guessed, of course, that you're a mathematician - lucky you to have both words and numbers. I've just started a maths class, but more for the philosophy of numbers than the actual maths, - a long, long time since my schooldays!
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silly boy

13th May 2010, 20:48
Wow ! I've got the theme and the perimeter words ! lol Just got to fill in the middle now ! lol ;o)
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13th May 2010, 22:55
Hello all.

Thought there wasn't a forum this week. No number attached. So muddled through & got it.

36a ?? & I'm Canadian.
S(KIN)NY(RIBS) = SNY (US channel) KIN -- catty, RIBS -- guys (cables)
as far as I can make out.
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13th May 2010, 23:10
New word for me this week: CHAV

What a hoot! Check the pictures. Is this catching on? Our shops are full of these gross checkered shirts and pants, & hoodies. It's called the "gangsta" look here.
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13th May 2010, 23:19
Hi Zardoz - Chambers has a beautiful definition of "chav" - a boorish uneducated person who appears to have access to money but not necessarily to taste" - probably derived froma Romany word "chavi" - child. What a glorious put-down! Have you finished to crossword?
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13th May 2010, 23:27

Yes, assuming 24a is as simple as it sounds.
Got the "H...EUCH" part which led to the perimeter right away. Then just a matter of finding the last few misprints. Fastest one ever.
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15th May 2010, 12:39
Re Chav
To AJT and Zardoz:-
You may be interested in the Australian equivalent of "chav". It's "bogan" (rhymes with slogan).
You won't find this in Chambers, AJT! Check out the website.
Good for a laugh
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