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pooksahib

16th February 2009, 12:59
"Buffalo Bill has provided structure" = 'codify'. The only thing I'm not happy about is the IF. Where's that coming from? Many thanks.
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jerry

16th February 2009, 13:59
Hi Pooksahib,
CODY is Buffalo Bill,IF=provided e.g "that will
fit IF the letters are right".
Hope this clarifies this clue.
Regards,
Jerry
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pooksahib

16th February 2009, 19:32
It does, Jerry. And wooja believe it, my crossword today has another clue using Provide for If. It never occurred to me to use it in the context you mention. Cheers.
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pooksahib

17th February 2009, 12:45
I've 3 today...
"Depressed and close to tears these days" = 'sad'. Must be fairly simple but I can't see it.
"Seriously - Oz truck's stuck in sort of clay" = 'acutely'. Is a ute some kind of truck??
"Split here in Balkans" = 'Croatia'. Is there a cryptic clue here or is this just General Knowledge?
Many thanks
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kena

17th February 2009, 14:08
"Depressed and close to tears these days" = 'sad'.
Close to tears means last letter of tears = S.
These days = AD (Anno Domini.

"Split here in Balkans" = 'Croatia'.
Split is a city in Croatia.

"Seriously - Oz truck's stuck in sort of clay" = 'acutely'. Is a ute some kind of truck??
Sorry. I can't explain this one. Anagram of CLAY and ETU. ETU stands for Electrical Trade Union in Australia is the only remote connection I can find.

Have you thought of changing your paper for one with better crossword clues?

Regards, Ken.

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kena

17th February 2009, 14:15
I've just found out that ute is an Australian car/truck hybrid - it is short for utility. You learn something new every day.
Ken.
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pooksahib

17th February 2009, 19:24
Some fine work there, Ken. Thanks. Now then:
"Bats fly up in daze" = 'stun'. Nuts? Stab? Can't see anything...
"Fir tree exudes elemi when last bits appear" = 'resin'. I know what elemi is but what's the cryptic bit? Many thanks.
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trevor

17th February 2009, 19:36
Fir tree exudes elemi when last bits appear.
Last letter of the words \"Fir tree exudes elemi when\"

Bats fly up in daze, I think is STUN (nuts backwards, bats, batty , mad)
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trevor

17th February 2009, 19:39
Sorry pooksahib.
I mean't LAST letters of the words -
Fir tree exudes elemi when
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terry

17th February 2009, 19:43
Resin is spelt out in last letter (bit ) of 1st 5 words.

Stun or nuts probably depends on whether it is an across or down clue. Down will be stun.
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