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wombat

6th March 2009, 21:34
I'm struggling this week - any help will be appreciated.
8a. Part time soldier first in view (8)
I have ---A---E.
15d. Popular Conservative beau living luxuriously (2,6)
I have I-,C-O---.
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jimc

6th March 2009, 21:48
Hi Wombat.

15d. Popular Conservative beau living luxuriously (2,6) ... IN CLOVER = IN(popular) + C(Conservative) + LOVER(beau).
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wombat

6th March 2009, 21:57
Thanks Jim.
Another clue is 19d. Bond and co. together in a bog (6) A-E---
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jimc

6th March 2009, 21:58
Funny one this!

19d. Bond and co. together in a bog (6) AGENTS = A + GENTS(toilet).
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wombat

6th March 2009, 22:16
I was thinking swamp/ bogged down etc but not toilet thanks again Jim
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wombat

6th March 2009, 22:18
I have another letter in 8a
---A-A-E
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jimc

6th March 2009, 22:31
Hi again.

8a. Part time soldier first in view (8) ... SEPARATE(part) = SEE(view) around PARA(soldier) + T(time).
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wombat

6th March 2009, 22:40
I can put it to bed now - thanks for the explanation Jim
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g

6th March 2009, 22:42
8a is a good one, it's 'Separate'

To Part something is to separate it.

Time becomes 't'
Soldier becomes 'para'
View becomes 'see'

soldier first, ie before the time part of the clue, gives 'parat', put that in 'see' to get separate.
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g

6th March 2009, 22:43
Gees... did I really take that long to type the explaination!?
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