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ajt

9th September 2010, 09:01
A very easy one today - very little challenge
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jimc

9th September 2010, 09:26
Hi AJT.

Good to hear that.

For anyone that doesn't know, there is an http://thespectator.newspaperdirect.com/epaper/viewer.aspx">online version of The Spectator - and the crossword is on page 65.

Oddly, the date printed on magazine is 2 days in the future from today. The crossword winners will be selected on 27th September.

JimC
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ajt

9th September 2010, 09:33
This is a very good puzzle for anyone who's been a bit apprehensive about starting on the Spectator. Give it a try - you might become hooked
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june

9th September 2010, 10:51
I'm completely stuck - I must have mistakes because nothing sensible fits:
13d Try for a prize that's suitable with books (7)
I have ?A?PETS
27a Model's glib talk before midday (7) I have
?????RN
38a ?E??A Emergency committee's snake
Any help please
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tony

9th September 2010, 11:04
38a Cobra . No 10 emergency committee
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tony

9th September 2010, 11:05
27a Patter n

13d Compete
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june

9th September 2010, 11:21
Many thanks Tony - Think I need a new grid!!
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sudokulover

9th September 2010, 11:25
Completed at last - made an early mistake of thinking that the "distinctive feature" was words that could be spelt differently, and went completely off on the wrong track!!! Apart from THAT all the clues were very straightforward!
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jrs

9th September 2010, 11:40
My grid is complete apart from 20d - I can't find anything to fit which has the "distinctive" feature".
I have Athos for the musketeer - where do "breeches" fit in?
And where do the "treats" come into 19d?
Thanks for any explanations
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ajt

9th September 2010, 11:57
Athos: at instead of in, and hos, short for hose. "Treats": an old word for treats, containing m - a touch of magic.
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