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ixion

15th May 2010, 14:06
17A Sailors trapped in overturned vessel (5)

I have B_R_S

Looks like it should be Burns(comedian link) - explanation of the wordplay please
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solver

15th May 2010, 14:10
RN = Royal Navy = sailors
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ajt

15th May 2010, 14:11
The vessel is "sub" and the sailors "RN". I got this one quite early on in the xword, and started looking for poets.
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jolan

15th May 2010, 14:16
AJT. Yep, it's Burns from the clue entire clue given. Just to satisfy my curiosity, is the clue complete? Where's the ref to Burns in the clue?
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ajt

15th May 2010, 14:18
The preamble says -"Nine clues contain no definition ....". This is one of them
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ixion

15th May 2010, 14:19
omg thanks - that was obvious in retrospect - got fixated on urn as the vessel and wanted sailor to be AB
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jolan

15th May 2010, 14:20
Ah, thanks! Never saw this in a preamble before.
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silly boy

15th May 2010, 16:16
1d Conditional version of will is heard. (4) ?o??
11a Garland: love casual look. (5) ??c?o
13a Be splattered with micro material. (7) c?o?b?e. Crombie ? Why ?
Thanks
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jimbo

15th May 2010, 16:19
Anag of bemicro
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terry

15th May 2010, 16:33
11a. Decko.
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