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Re: Crossword Clues Part 2
« Reply #1100 on: March 23, 2020, 01:06:55 PM »
Hi Susan,

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thank you. I think it would have been very unlikely I'd have thought of that even if I'd had two out of three letters! :) well,maybe I might have managed it!
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« Reply #1101 on: March 25, 2020, 10:29:22 AM »
with hours and hours to fill ( :) plus *sigh*), I'm just thinking about the quarter of clues not yet done.
13 across is: tragic royal's damaged pectoral area (9)
Letters: - - E - P - E - A

It's one of those clues that has come up before and I think it is an anagram of pectoral plus possibly R? But a hint would be much appreciated, please.

ETA Went straight back to CCTV and thought CLEOPATRA - should have thought of this already....
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Re: Crossword Clues Part 2
« Reply #1102 on: March 25, 2020, 10:33:43 AM »
Hi Susan,

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…with hours and hours to fill (   plus *sigh*), I'm just thinking about the quarter of clues not yet done.
13 across is: tragic royal's damaged pectoral area (9)
Letters: - - E - P - E - A

It's one of those clues that has come up before and I think it is an anagram of pectoral plus possibly R? But a hint would be much appreciated, please.

The second E shouldn’t be there I’m afraid, and the “damaged” tells you there’s an anagram. Think asp!
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« Reply #1103 on: March 25, 2020, 11:46:10 AM »
Hi Susan,

The second E shouldn’t be there I’m afraid, and the “damaged” tells you there’s an anagram. Think asp!
thank you for the help - I must have added ETA before seeing this. Yes, I was slightly put out when the E was wrong, so I'll have to think about the down clue again.

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Re: Crossword Clues Part 2
« Reply #1104 on: March 25, 2020, 03:20:28 PM »
Slowly getting there... …

 13 down is: Youngsters spotted with it cross Yello River first (10,0)

But there are only ten squares for CHICKENPOX,  so can you say why the extra 0 here?
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« Reply #1105 on: March 25, 2020, 03:51:50 PM »
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Slowly getting there... …

 13 down is: Youngsters spotted with it cross Yello River first (10,0)

But there are only ten squares for CHICKENPOX,  so can you say why the extra 0 here?

Um, I don’t think there is one! Is there a glitch with your software perhaps?

“Youngsters spotted with it” gives you the synonym, “yellow” is CHICKEN, “river” is PO and they come before (“first”) the “cross” of X. Nothing else is needed.
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« Reply #1106 on: March 25, 2020, 04:01:18 PM »
Hi Susan,

Um, I don’t think there is one! Is there a glitch with your software perhaps?

“Youngsters spotted with it” gives you the synonym, “yellow” is CHICKEN, “river” is PO and they come before (“first”) the “cross” of X. Nothing else is needed.
Thank you. In that case it is a misprint because it is definitely printed as (10,0)!!
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Re: Crossword Clues Part 2
« Reply #1107 on: March 25, 2020, 04:48:06 PM »
Only three (linked) clues to finish now and, as it would be quite nice to finish them today, may I please have a hint for

25 across: Organism spreads to consume upper-class twit (9)
Letters: I - - - - A N - S

It is of course one that has occurred before. Is it an anagram of 'organism' plus a letter?
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Re: Crossword Clues Part 2
« Reply #1108 on: March 25, 2020, 05:41:50 PM »
Hey Susan,

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Only three (linked) clues to finish now and, as it would be quite nice to finish them today, may I please have a hint for

25 across: Organism spreads to consume upper-class twit (9)
Letters: I - - - - A N - S

It is of course one that has occurred before. Is it an anagram of 'organism' plus a letter?

Yes! “Upper-class” is U if that helps.
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Re: Crossword Clues Part 2
« Reply #1109 on: March 25, 2020, 06:32:56 PM »
Hey Susan,

Yes! “Upper-class” is U if that helps.
thank you - muchappreciated. I did wonder whether it was U. I hope to be back with the answer tomorrow!
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Re: Crossword Clues Part 2
« Reply #1110 on: March 26, 2020, 08:16:20 AM »
Last one is 19 down: Art expressing the ultimate in shabbiness? (7)
Letters: - E - N - S -

Presumably it ends in NEST  or NESS, but I can't think of the letters to fill in that make a word which complies with the clue.

May I please have a hint?

And I'll bet the answer is one I ought to know!
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« Reply #1111 on: March 26, 2020, 09:12:56 AM »
Hi Susan,

I think I have it but I’m not sure I understand the whole clue. Yes to NEST at the end, and “shabby” has the sense “ungenerous” so you should get it from that. The ART bit though I don’t get I’m afraid.
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« Reply #1112 on: March 26, 2020, 10:19:17 AM »
Hi Susan,

I think I have it but I’m not sure I understand the whole clue. Yes to NEST at the end, and “shabby” has the sense “ungenerous” so you should get it from that. The ART bit though I don’t get I’m afraid.
Thank you, as always.   I'm glad about the last point. I have been thinking MEANEST but couldn't see why.

I hope this Saturday's is a bit more encouragingly interesting - I wonder if it will have some virus-related clues!
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« Reply #1113 on: March 26, 2020, 10:40:54 AM »
Hi Susan,

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Thank you, as always.   I'm glad about the last point. I have been thinking MEANEST but couldn't see why.

I hope this Saturday's is a bit more encouragingly interesting - I wonder if it will have some virus-related clues!

“Corona virus mutates to consume other animals (11)” maybe?
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« Reply #1114 on: March 26, 2020, 11:22:44 AM »
Hi Susan,

“Corona virus mutates to consume other animals (11)” maybe?
UNVORACIOUS ?! but that's only got one R! - I'l work on that ...
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« Reply #1115 on: March 26, 2020, 11:27:17 AM »
Hi Susan,

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UNVORACIOUS ?! but that's only got one R! - I'l work on that ...

Nope - better than that (if I say so myself!).
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« Reply #1116 on: March 26, 2020, 11:33:18 AM »
Hi Susan,

Nope - better than that (if I say so myself!).
How about CORN SAVIOUR?!
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Re: Crossword Clues Part 2
« Reply #1117 on: March 26, 2020, 11:41:17 AM »
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How about CORN SAVIOUR?!

C’mon Susan, it’s one word and you can do it…

…what's the name for animals that eat other animals?
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« Reply #1118 on: March 26, 2020, 11:44:35 AM »
Perhaps "Corona virus mutation consumes other animals (11)" works slightly better?
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Re: Crossword Clues Part 2
« Reply #1119 on: March 26, 2020, 11:55:59 AM »
C’mon Susan, it’s one word and you can do it…
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  CARNIVOROUS -  and I got it before cursoring onto and hearing the two following lines:
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…what's the name for animals that eat other animals?
I'll have to try and think of a clue for CORN SAVIOUR though! Unfortunately, it won't be any good!
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« Reply #1120 on: March 26, 2020, 12:00:05 PM »
Hey Susan,

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CARNIVOROUS -  and I got it before cursoring onto and hearing the two following lines:

Bingo! Not a bad clue I thought because the "mutates" works well both for the subject matter and as an indicator of an anagram (he said immodestly...)

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I'll have to try and think of a clue for CORN SAVIOUR though! Unfortunately, it won't be any good!

Sorry but you're on your own with that one!
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« Reply #1121 on: March 26, 2020, 01:07:07 PM »
Hey Susan,

Bingo! Not a bad clue I thought because the "mutates" works well both for the subject matter and as an indicator of an anagram (he said immodestly...)
I think you are quite entitled to be pleased with it! :)
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« Reply #1122 on: March 29, 2020, 10:10:28 AM »
No clues relating to the virus as far as I can see! I've made a start, but would much appreciate a hint for

18 down: One who wrote less about truth might we infer? (7
No letters so far.

It has appeared before of course and I ought to remember …
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Re: Crossword Clues Part 2
« Reply #1123 on: March 29, 2020, 02:55:46 PM »
Hi Susan,

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No clues relating to the virus as far as I can see! I've made a start, but would much appreciate a hint for

18 down: One who wrote less about truth might we infer? (7
No letters so far.

It has appeared before of course and I ought to remember …

That's a real toughie. I looked at it this morning and had nothing, then have been running through possible writers that fit and then trying to workout why. I think I have it now though - the answer is a famous writer/playwright (not necessarily British). Then we have the "less about truth" part. Another way of saying that is to use the opposites of both terms - ie, the opposite of "less" surrounding ("around") the opposite of a truth. Hope it helps.
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« Reply #1124 on: March 29, 2020, 03:21:19 PM »
Hi Susan,

That's a real toughie. I looked at it this morning and had nothing, then have been running through possible writers that fit and then trying to workout why. I think I have it now though - the answer is a famous writer/playwright (not necessarily British). Then we have the "less about truth" part. Another way of saying that is to use the opposites of both terms - ie, the opposite of "less" surrounding ("around") the opposite of a truth. Hope it helps.
Many thanks - that will be MOLIERE  then, but I would not have got that one even with letters I think.
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