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SusanDoris

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Re: Crossword Clues Part 2
« Reply #700 on: August 05, 2019, 02:11:47 PM »
Hi SUsan,

No problem, and well done. Don't give up though! I imagine solving the 7-4 one will help with other clues too?
I am pleased to say it is solved - well, I'm pretty sure anyway! CHANNEL-BUFF
The clue is:
18 across: Keep on depressing remote journey to Calais, unconventionally? (7-4)
Letters: C - A - - - - - U - F

The only thing that made sense was CHANNEL BUFF, but the word 'remote' obviously had something to do with remote control, and it was only just now, talking to my friend next door, that she put the two together with a hyphen!!

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Re: Crossword Clues Part 2
« Reply #701 on: August 05, 2019, 02:39:16 PM »
Hi Susan,

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I am pleased to say it is solved - well, I'm pretty sure anyway! CHANNEL-BUFF
The clue is:
18 across: Keep on depressing remote journey to Calais, unconventionally? (7-4)
Letters: C - A - - - - - U - F

The only thing that made sense was CHANNEL BUFF, but the word 'remote' obviously had something to do with remote control, and it was only just now, talking to my friend next door, that she put the two together with a hyphen!!

Try CHANNEL SURF I think - makes more sense as an unconventional way to get to Calais! 
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Re: Crossword Clues Part 2
« Reply #702 on: August 05, 2019, 03:38:52 PM »
Hi Susan,

Try CHANNEL SURF I think - makes more sense as an unconventional way to get to Calais!
Thank you - yes, I suppose it hyphenates better too! Since the crossword must have been set a while ago, I don't thinkhe the setter could have taken into account that French chap who has used some power thing to zoom across in around, I believe, 20 minutes!
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« Reply #703 on: August 05, 2019, 07:06:38 PM »
There are times when it is quite annoying to be the 'I've started so I'll finish' sort of person, isn't it? :)

I just thought I'd wander back and have another look at the top right-hand - empty - corner … ..  and did about six clues, so my brain had obviously been working on them. I'll plod on again tomorrow.
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« Reply #704 on: August 05, 2019, 07:13:04 PM »
Hi usan,

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There are times when it is quite annoying to be the 'I've started so I'll finish' sort of person, isn't it? :)

I just thought I'd wander back and have another look at the top right-hand - empty - corner … ..  and did about six clues, so my brain had obviously working on them. I'll plod on again tomorrow.

That's pretty normal I find - I can look at a clue for ages with no luck, come back to it an hour later and the answer instantly pops into my head. That's also incidentally why people can think you're really good at crosswords - bringing a fresh eye to a clue they're stuck on and answering it looks impressive, even though their own "fresh" eye would probably have done the same thing a bit later. Keep that just between us though!     
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« Reply #705 on: August 06, 2019, 10:52:31 AM »
Hi Susan,

That's pretty normal I find - I can look at a clue for ages with no luck, come back to it an hour later and the answer instantly pops into my head. That's also incidentally why people can think you're really good at crosswords - bringing a fresh eye to a clue they're stuck on and answering it looks impressive, even though their own "fresh" eye would probably have done the same thing a bit later. Keep that just between us though!   
Of course!
Finished it except for a few letters in one word, but
3 across: Moderate OK about cheers meeting Left's fibs (5,5)

is still puzzling. I guessed FAIRY TALES and first letters of down clues have proved that correct, but I cannot work out why. 'Moderate OK' is 'FAIR; and 'fibs' TALES, but the only part I can really see is the 'FAIR' part.

The letters missing are from:
21 across: Bar has man - boil, stirring, to infuse (7)
Letters: A - O - I - H

I think it is probably the word you mentioned a while ago, synonym of 'steep', but can't remember it.
Explanations will be appreciated.
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Re: Crossword Clues Part 2
« Reply #706 on: August 06, 2019, 11:25:38 AM »
Hi Susan,

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Of course!
Finished it except for a few letters in one word, but
3 across: Moderate OK about cheers meeting Left's fibs (5,5)

is still puzzling. I guessed FAIRY TALES and first letters of down clues have proved that correct, but I cannot work out why. 'Moderate OK' is 'FAIR; and 'fibs' TALES, but the only part I can really see is the 'FAIR' part.

The “moderate” is FAIR, and the “OK” is YES. It surrounds (“around”) the “cheers” that gives you TA (which is a rubbish synonym by the way) and the L of “left’s”.

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The letters missing are from:
21 across: Bar has man - boil, stirring, to infuse (7)
Letters: A - O - I - H

I think it is probably the word you mentioned a while ago, synonym of 'steep', but can't remember it.
Explanations will be appreciated.

That word was macerate I think, but this one is ABOLISH. “Bar” is the synonym, and the “stirring” tells you there’s an anagram of “has” that goes around (“infuse”) an anagram of “boil”. I don’t get the “man” though, and it’s a pretty weird clue. 
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Re: Crossword Clues Part 2
« Reply #707 on: August 06, 2019, 11:56:59 AM »
Hi Susan,

The “moderate” is FAIR, and the “OK” is YES. It surrounds (“around”) the “cheers” that gives you TA (which is a rubbish synonym by the way) and the L of “left’s”.
Thank you - I can see now, , but it was very complicated I think.
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That word was macerate I think, but this one is ABOLISH. “Bar” is the synonym, and the “stirring” tells you there’s an anagram of “has” that goes around (“infuse”) an anagram of “boil”. I don’t get the “man” though, and it’s a pretty weird clue.
Thank you - I had not spotted the synonym for 'bar', although I had thought that the only answer had to be ABOLISH but couldn't see why. I'm glad you thought it was a weird clue!
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Re: Crossword Clues Part 2
« Reply #708 on: August 10, 2019, 03:15:05 PM »
Very wordy clues this week  but I’ve made a reasonable start.

12, 13 & 15 across;
Person above the law commercialised prison income irregularly (6,3,5,12)
Letters: P – L – C - / - N - / C - - - - / - O - - - S – I - - - -

So far I think POLICE END COURT something and that last word an anagram of prison income’?

A hint will be gratefully received if this is way off the mark!
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« Reply #709 on: August 10, 2019, 03:26:05 PM »
Hi Susan,

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Very wordy clues this week  but I’ve made a reasonable start.

12, 13 & 15 across;
Person above the law commercialised prison income irregularly (6,3,5,12)
Letters: P – L – C - / - N - / C - - - - / - O - - - S – I - - - -

So far I think POLICE END COURT something and that last word an anagram of prison income’?

A hint will be gratefully received if this is way off the mark!

The “irregularly” tells you that it’s an anagram, and – N – is usually AND rather then END. There’s no U in the anagram words (so it can't be COURT), but there is a five-letter word beginning with C that’s the activity the police are supposed to fight, so…
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Re: Crossword Clues Part 2
« Reply #710 on: August 10, 2019, 03:38:19 PM »
Hi Susan,

The “irregularly” tells you that it’s an anagram, and – N – is usually AND rather then END. There’s no U in the anagram words (so it can't be COURT), but there is a five-letter word beginning with C that’s the activity the police are supposed to fight, so…
Thank you, so the five-letter word is CRIME. I'll work on the rest!
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Re: Crossword Clues Part 2
« Reply #711 on: August 10, 2019, 04:05:59 PM »
POLICE AND CRIME COMMISSIONER
I hadn't realised it was an anagram of all three words - commercialised prison income ! Just as well really, as it might have frightened me off!
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Re: Crossword Clues Part 2
« Reply #712 on: August 10, 2019, 04:17:22 PM »
Susan,

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POLICE AND CRIME COMMISSIONER
I hadn't realised it was an anagram of all three words - commercialised prison income ! Just as well really, as it might have frightened me off!

Spot on. I bet the setter was really pleased with that one!
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« Reply #713 on: August 10, 2019, 04:59:12 PM »
Susan,

Spot on. I bet the setter was really pleased with that one!
Agreed! ?A dozen or so answers still to find but they are in groups - I'll tackle them tomorrow.
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Re: Crossword Clues Part 2
« Reply #714 on: August 11, 2019, 08:21:37 AM »
Three clues left for today.
22 across: Author occupying position of source (6)
Letters: - T - - - L

ATWELL I had been over-thinking it,

So two left - shared letter 4th of 19 down and 8th of 25 across.
19 down: Left-winger to outdo as MP (6)
Letters: - E - - - P

And 25 across: People may chat about these motor sport changes (10)
Letters  - I - E - L - - - S

May I have a hint for 19 down first, please, as I think I really ought to work out 25 across... …what do you think?
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Re: Crossword Clues Part 2
« Reply #715 on: August 11, 2019, 03:25:08 PM »
Hi Susan,

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Three clues left for today.
22 across: Author occupying position of source (6)
Letters: - T - - - L

ATWELL I had been over-thinking it,

So two left - shared letter 4th of 19 down and 8th of 25 across.
19 down: Left-winger to outdo as MP (6)
Letters: - E - - - P

And 25 across: People may chat about these motor sport changes (10)
Letters  - I - E - L - - - S

May I have a hint for 19 down first, please, as I think I really ought to work out 25 across... …what do you think?

Of course. A “left-winger” was commonly described by a colour back in the day, and when you outdo something you – – – it. Don’t forget too MP also stands for Military Policeman.   
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Re: Crossword Clues Part 2
« Reply #716 on: August 11, 2019, 04:05:08 PM »
Hi Susan,

Of course. A “left-winger” was commonly described by a colour back in the day, and when you outdo something you – – – it. Don’t forget too MP also stands for Military Policeman.
Thank you - so that's REDCAP. I've been thinking of combinations of letters all day but nothing made sense.

at least the C limits the choice of letters at the end of 25 across, but I'll give it until tomorrow morning before giving up!
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Re: Crossword Clues Part 2
« Reply #717 on: August 11, 2019, 04:09:43 PM »
No worries Susan - yes to REDCAP. Re the other one, I don't like clues that use "1" and "I" interchangeably...

...and that's a clue! 
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« Reply #718 on: August 11, 2019, 04:15:11 PM »
No worries Susan - yes to REDCAP. Re the other one, I don't like clues that use "1" and "I" interchangeably...

...and that's a clue!
Thank you - it is an encouraging thought to know that there is a part of the clue you don't like!
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Re: Crossword Clues Part 2
« Reply #719 on: August 11, 2019, 04:45:28 PM »
I can think of a dozen two-word phrases, but not a 10-letter word. I think I'll give up now! So may I have the answer please? and how it works?
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« Reply #720 on: August 11, 2019, 07:05:39 PM »
Hi Susan,

Formula one is “F1”, which looks like “FI”. Add REPLACES for “changes” and you get FIREPLACES, which is what people talk around.
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« Reply #721 on: August 11, 2019, 07:14:53 PM »
Hi Susan,

Formula one is “F1”, which looks like “FI”. Add REPLACES for “changes” and you get FIREPLACES, which is what people talk around.
Thank you - much appreciated. And I know I would never have got that whole word, however long I'd puzzled for.
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Re: Crossword Clues Part 2
« Reply #722 on: August 17, 2019, 03:43:01 PM »
Some rather wordy clues again today, but I've done some.  I realise it's a bit early to request a hint, but this clue:

10 across: Highly regardedguide sticks with coverage of some roads (4,4)
Second letter O

I have spent quite a bit of thinking time on alreadyand a hint would be much appreciated.
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Re: Crossword Clues Part 2
« Reply #723 on: August 17, 2019, 03:49:48 PM »
Hi Susan,

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Some rather wordy clues again today, but I've done some.  I realise it's a bit early to request a hint, but this clue:

10 across: Highly regardedguide sticks with coverage of some roads (4,4)
Second letter O

I have spent quite a bit of thinking time on alreadyand a hint would be much appreciated.

The synonym part is quite clever. To “highly regard” something maybe you have to look upward to see it?

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« Reply #724 on: August 17, 2019, 04:48:52 PM »
Hi Susan,

The synonym part is quite clever. To “highly regard” something maybe you have to look upward to see it?
Thank you - It must be POLE STAR. I might have got it eventually, but it was the word 'sticks' that was very off-putting. In fact, I still don't see why  it is there. I suppose the R of STAR is short for road, or maybe it is the ST for street? And why 'coverage;?
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