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lindsey

4th June 2010, 08:48
I was wondering if anyone might help me with the following:

1a- One's about a month in arrears. Agree?
(6) --c---

1d- Messenger has a job getting in beer
(7) ----t--

22d- Be up in time for the discussion
(6) -n----

I'm very new to cryptic crosswords, so I would be grateful if you could explain how you worked out these clues. Thank you for your help.
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sudokulover

4th June 2010, 08:57
apostle = messenger ale = beer round post=job
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sudokulover

4th June 2010, 08:59
1a accede ace = one round dec backwards
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k

4th June 2010, 09:09
DEBATE - discussion

BE < up -as it is a down clue

DATE = time

D EB ATE
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lindsey

4th June 2010, 10:36
Thank you all for your help, and for your explanations. I was on the right track for accede, but I doubt I would ever have gotten the other two.
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lindsey

4th June 2010, 11:04
Now I'm stuck on the last three.

15a - Be rejected - that's bad
(4) E-I- is it evil?
28a - A beating leaves a permanent impression on one (6) -a-a-o
30a - The Pope goes out to meet the French nation
(6) -e-d-e

Again, thank you, and I'd be grateful if you explain how you reach your answers.
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k

4th June 2010, 11:32
Evil is correct. LIVE (be) < rejected = EVIL (bad)

Tattoo - permanent impression. Also the beat of a drum.

People - Nation..Anagram -indicated by 'goes out'
POPE + LE (The in French)

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lindsey

4th June 2010, 11:39
Thank you K. And thank you for explaning everything so clearly.
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