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alan

23rd March 2009, 16:31
Hi JimC & Jerry

Thanks for the explanations. I am still trying to adjust to the mindset necessary for this level of cryptic crossword. Being relatively recently retired I now have the time to tackle the Mephisto having for years looked in awe at the weekly solutions before shying away from 'giving it a go'.

Yes, I do have a Chambers but it is the 1990 edition. Would it make sense to arm myself with a current version ?

Regards,
Alan
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jimc

23rd March 2009, 16:34
I just got the current version (11th) from Amazon for £16.09 and used it for the first time .. it made things SO much easier than being without !!
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john

23rd March 2009, 17:22
stuck on 32 across. Help
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alan

23rd March 2009, 17:37
Hi John,

How I saw it was:
Figured = NUMBERED, losing election ultimately (i.e. the 'N' of election), gives you UMBERED (coloured brown).

Regards,
Alan
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jerry

23rd March 2009, 17:37
Hi John,
Try (n)UMBERED
Best wishes,
Jerry
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john

23rd March 2009, 17:41
Jerry and Alan, thanks for your help
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bob

24th March 2009, 16:23
Thanks for all your help, Jerry, your clue to 2A got me going and I have finished. I did, however, have to visit my apartment to collect Chambers without which I could not have finished it!!!
Fabulous day, again, here!!!
Au revoir mon ami,
Bob
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bob

27th March 2009, 19:09
Dear Jerry,
Hope it is not too late in the week for you to read this. Reading your replies I see that JimC managed to buy the 11th Edition of Chambers Dictionary for £16.09 but the Amazon price I am looking at is £20 with free UK delivery (to friends who are coming over on May 1st). Do you know what link etc he would have used to find that price??
Sincerely and Kind Regards,
Bob
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bob

27th March 2009, 19:13
OOPS
Sorry Jerry (too much vin rouge at lunchtime!!) The figure for the Dictionary on Amazon with Thumb Index is £24. Hic!
Bob
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jerry

27th March 2009, 19:54
I don't know where Jim bought his from,but British
Book Sellers were doing them for c£15-£16.
Jerry
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