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nathan j

14th September 2010, 10:50
A very enjoyable puzzle by (I think) Philip "Shamus" Marlowe, whose puzzles I love (I also do his "Sleuth" puzzles in the FT).

I solved 30 clues in good time without even having to refer to my trusty Chambers but I have hit a brick wall with these last two:

28a Terrific man with term of endearment in US city (7 letters)

H _ L _ _ _ A

26d Titled figure appointed to entertain king (4 letters)

_ _ _ E

It's funny that these two clues have taken me longer than the rest of the puzzle combined. I can't see the wood for the trees with these two. Maybe it's the apprehension over my colonoscopy tomorrow!
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chrisg

14th September 2010, 11:00
Helluva
Duke
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nathan j

14th September 2010, 11:06
Many thanks Chris G.

There is no way I would have solved 28a no matter how long I stared at it.

I can relax now. Thanks again.
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chrisg

14th September 2010, 11:16
Hi Nathan J. Took me a while to figure out 28...Terrific = Helluva made up from Man (He) with term of endearment (Luv) in US city (LA)
Enjoyed that clue !
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