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john (from arran)

8th June 2010, 14:08
Yes, it really is 24 despite saying 23 above the clues! A good one this week. I even had to resort to Chambers to check the answer to:

1D Dance with officer until I get on (9)

Around 40 minutes for regulars but may take a little longer.

Favourite clue:

10D Port cubicles built by state-funded division (6,6)
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butterfly

8th June 2010, 18:03
Yes agree with you there John. Manage to do it in the car whilst hubby driving to Salisbury. Best clue 15a. Was stuck on 3d for a while though.
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philip

8th June 2010, 18:03
Hi John
Just finished and it was quite a test this week. Took me just under an hour.

I liked the clue " Green Biscuit" (7)

PHILIP
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caravaggio

8th June 2010, 19:07
I've just finished it [in about forty minutes or so] and agree with you, John, as I had to reach for a dictionary too.
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dg_gremlin

8th June 2010, 19:21
Back again!,
Yes I checked the dance too. I got 20 across "Speck is a soft thing (8)" but i'm not sure why its soft... Took me about 1 hour 10 mins.
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dg_gremlin

8th June 2010, 19:52
D'oh - I've just worked it out - music (p)and thing (article). Obvious really
DG
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caravaggio

8th June 2010, 22:13
I had that feeling too!
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robtherich

10th June 2010, 10:29
Really enjoyed this one - which, after weeks (months?) of carping, came as a pleasant surprise. Can't list the favourite clues/answers as the entry is already in the post!
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flipper2law

10th June 2010, 19:35
Hi All,
Managed most of the anagrams this week, which helped to the others. I cannot put the girl's name
at 7 across c?r?l to 'fit' raid. Cannot do 6 down
with ?r?i? - my little thing gives 57 five letter
words that fit there but none seems to associate
with Boers: perhaps my 8 and 11 across are wrong
for the r and i, but I know guards and fish and my wife uses make-up.
Would appreciate the words later.
Thanks.
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caravaggio

10th June 2010, 20:07
Hi flipper2law,

You seem to have gone wrong with 1d and 2d! 1d is the word that had us reaching for dictionaries and 2d is what I thought was an obvious answer. So, on that basis, you should have *O*A*. Now, if I tell you that Ms Ripley has this forename and the accepted abbreviation for gold is OR...

6d Boers built... You need to take the even letters starting with 'O'. And, as an aside, if you ever see oddly...

Regards,

Caravaggio
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