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 ?
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,
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,