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15 Nov 2012 07:59 #732463 by ad hoc
Animal blether (3)
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16 Nov 2012 11:01 #732832 by ad hoc
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16 Nov 2012 12:08 #732847 by Nefertiti2
Fruitful tool, mixing rest of yak butter without tea.

(6, 6)
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16 Nov 2012 16:06 #732899 by Nefertiti2
Fruitful kitchen tool, mixing rest of yak butter without tea, we hear.

_ _ R _ _ _

_ _ _ T _ _

(6, 6)
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18 Nov 2012 10:23 #733297 by Nefertiti2
Fruitful kitchen tool, mixing rest of yak butter without tea, we hear.

_ _ R _ E _

_ A _ T _ _

(6, 6)
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18 Nov 2012 10:59 #733302 by MsD
Haha.

Urban alternative to turkey baster (10).
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19 Nov 2012 11:09 #733492 by MsD
OED has it (4-6) but most colloquial usage is (10).
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19 Nov 2012 12:05 #733506 by Nefertiti2
Do you have a letter, MSD? Delighted to have lured you into the crossword section-and to have made you laugh, btw
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19 Nov 2012 12:22 #733515 by MsD
I was kind of expecting ten pages of moaning about the word "urban" but I guess it's safe in here. ;-)

_ _ _ _ - _ A _ _ _ _

Or

_ _ _ _ _ A _ _ _ _
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20 Nov 2012 10:48 #733755 by MsD
_ _ B _ - _ A _ _ _ _

Or

_ _ B _ _ A _ _ _ _
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20 Nov 2012 10:53 #733760 by ad hoc
Pretty sure I know what the 4 bit is, but have no idea on the 6
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20 Nov 2012 11:02 - 20 Nov 2012 11:07 #733765 by Duncan Gardner
In Assam, babyfather may dance (5)

PS good clues by both Nef and MsD there.
Last Edit: 20 Nov 2012 11:07 by Duncan Gardner.
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20 Nov 2012 11:05 #733766 by ad hoc
Dancing around Rio, samba is of the Gods (8)
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20 Nov 2012 14:20 #733833 by Mumpo
Imprisonment is like Ambrosia, I hear (7)
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20 Nov 2012 14:23 - 20 Nov 2012 14:24 #733834 by Mumpo
Oh, and sorry to break the causal chain of cluing, but can anyone explain this clue from last week's i?

Who's anti-work? A difficult question (7)

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I was pretty sure the first letter was 'O', so went for OPPOSER, with 'poser' being the 'difficult question' - but I'm not sure how the rest of the clue gives 'OP', or the definition?
Last Edit: 20 Nov 2012 14:24 by Mumpo.
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20 Nov 2012 15:08 #733858 by irony towers

Mumpo wrote: Oh, and sorry to break the causal chain of cluing, but can anyone explain this clue from last week's i?

Who's anti-work? A difficult question (7)

_ _ P _ S _ R

I was pretty sure the first letter was 'O', so went for OPPOSER, with 'poser' being the 'difficult question' - but I'm not sure how the rest of the clue gives 'OP', or the definition?


OP is quite standard crossword-ese for 'work'. So OPPOSER is correct, with the definition being 'Who's anti-'.
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20 Nov 2012 15:13 - 20 Nov 2012 16:21 #733860 by Mumpo
Ah, thanks. And while I'm here, a slight amendment to the above clue:

Imprisonment, I hear, is like Ambrosia (7)
Last Edit: 20 Nov 2012 16:21 by Mumpo.
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20 Nov 2012 20:36 - 20 Nov 2012 23:27 #734000 by Mumpo
Capitalisation (in clue) pertinent.

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Last Edit: 20 Nov 2012 23:27 by Mumpo.
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21 Nov 2012 10:51 #734185 by Balderdasha
Custody keeps Dutch boy safe (4)
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21 Nov 2012 10:55 #734188 by ad hoc
Woohoo! Involvement of other people, the return of Balderdasha. The Cryptic Crossword Thread rocks.
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