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ajt

5th August 2010, 08:34
Don't be daunted by the long preamble - it's quite an easy one today
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kookaburra

5th August 2010, 08:42
Greetings AJT. It's almost 6pm here and I'm about to download the Spectator crossword. Don't like my chances.
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ajt

5th August 2010, 08:49
Hi Kookaburra. It really is quite an easy one - I started about 6.30 am, and finished (with coffee breaks) at 8.30 am. Forget about the preamble until later. I was greatly helped around the perimeter by Bradford's crossword solver's dictionary. Enjoy it!
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rosie

5th August 2010, 08:56
Hi AJT
I was thinking about consulting Bradford. Are the perimeter items in one group in Bradford?
Also could you confirm that 8d is an anagram & 30a has Rani (Queen) in it.
thanks.
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ajt

5th August 2010, 09:01
Hello Rosie - the answer is no to each. All of the words in the perimeter are under one heading in Bradford's.
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ajt

5th August 2010, 09:04
oh, and by the way, with Bradford's you needn't worry about the anagram of the unchecked letters in the perimeter
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rosie

5th August 2010, 09:15
Thanks.

Rather stupidly I missed the 'alphabetical order'
part in the preamble, but all clear now.
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puzzler

5th August 2010, 11:01
Can I have some help with 3d and 19d please? I seem to have come to a standstill with about 3/4 of the grid filled in , but stuck now.Have't got the theme yet.
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chairman

5th August 2010, 11:06
3D is one of the clues with a cryptic indication omitted. It is an anagram with 1 letter left out & dog is the definition.
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puzzler

5th August 2010, 11:09
Thanks chairman - i had the answer but couldn't see it as an anagram of "to hurt one"
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