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rob

9th March 2009, 22:27
I am stuck on 52a, 48d and 49d. Help would be appreciated.

Also, is the answer to 16a reticulated? If so, why?
2d Counter Insurgency?
Thank you in anticipation...

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ged

10th March 2009, 03:20
Hello - first post, so apologies in advance if I use the wrong jargon!
52a singular = s + a fruit + to make money
definer = fresh flavour
48d people distinct from us + e (ultimate of 'provide') definer = basis for variations
49d Poet Sylvia Plath was separated from whom? - ie she once had 'a XXX' (name), but then she had '??-XXX. (It's a bit weak, to be honest!)
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ged

10th March 2009, 03:25
Oh, and 49d's definer is 'remarked upon'.
'Reticulated' is correct - a term to describe some python snakes - anatomical, I think. 'bound again' = 're-tied', 'devotion' = 'cult', which surrounds Chapman's recurring part = 'a', ie two a's in 'Chapman' - good Monty P. red herring, there!
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ged

10th March 2009, 03:30
'Counter-insurgency' is correct. Definer is 'suppression of revolt'. 'Consider' = 'count', as in 'I consider him a friend' -'Emerald Isle's' = Ireland's = Erin's (poetic name for Ireland) - 'pressing need' = 'urgency'.

Count+Erin's+urgency
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ged

10th March 2009, 03:32
If you want the actual answers to 52a, 48d and 49d, just post again! I don't know if I'm meant to give answers!

Best wishes,

Ged
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anna

10th March 2009, 03:40
Hi Rob,I'd be happy to help if i can, i finished this crossword last week, I used the times2 clues, can you say if it was these clues you need help with?
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rob

10th March 2009, 09:04
Thanks for your invaluable help Ged
Just to confirm...
52a Spearmint
48d Theme
49d Noted
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rob

10th March 2009, 10:27
Thanks anyway Anna but I did the 'Cryptic'
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ged

10th March 2009, 12:55
That's got 'em!
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