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#875801 - 03/24/13 02:16 PM Brit xword
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Haven't done one of these for a while, so here are a few from a recent paper:

* 1. CND marcher, for example, and what one carried? (6) - banner

* 2. Bad luck in race - she and he'd fallen (4,6) - hard cheese

* 3. Old fashioned anaesthetist, 64 maybe? (6,6) - square number

* 4. Embarrassed, being wrong about hard misleading clue (3,7) - red herring

* 5. Beast about to take home Sophia Loren perhaps (8) - brunette

* 6. River in Twilight, not Eyck's last (5) - Indus

* 7. Artists, by implication, in rock band? (4,7) (- hoping someone can explain the full justification for this one!) - Dire Straits

sherlock catrub


Edited by Lex (03/26/13 04:44 PM)
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#875802 - 03/24/13 02:58 PM Re: Brit xword [Re: Lex]
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4. Embarrassed, being wrong about hard misleading clue (3,7)

red herring - misleading clue

red - embarrassed
erring - being wrong, about h(ard) - herring


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thanks Lex - I really like these smile

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#875809 - 03/24/13 03:16 PM Re: Brit xword [Re: Lex]
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1. Banner - double def. Like that one... smile
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#875827 - 03/24/13 04:34 PM Re: Brit xword [Re: Lex]
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3. square number
Old fashioned=square
number=anaethetist
64=square number wave
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#875841 - 03/24/13 06:04 PM Re: Brit xword [Re: Lex]
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All on target thumbsup
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#875871 - 03/25/13 02:46 AM Re: Brit xword [Re: Lex]
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5. Beast about to take home Sophia Loren perhaps (8)

Sophia Loren perhaps = brunette (direct)
brute (beast) about (inc. ind.) net (take home) = bru(net)te

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#875880 - 03/25/13 04:48 AM Re: Brit xword [Re: Lex]
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6. Indus (in twilight = in dusk minus the 'k' which is the last letter of Eyck) wave thumbsup

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#875903 - 03/25/13 08:22 AM Re: Brit xword [Re: Lex]
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Two more good answers! smile
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#876008 - 03/25/13 04:09 PM Re: Brit xword [Re: Lex]
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Hint time: #2 is an anagram, and #7 is at least part anagram I think...
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#876125 - 03/26/13 07:14 AM Re: Brit xword [Re: Lex]
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7. Dire Straits smile

The only thing I can think of is that the "dire" in the answer is the anagram indicator. Hence the "implication"(???).

Very unsatisfactory, I agree.
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#876169 - 03/26/13 10:35 AM Re: Brit xword [Re: Lex]
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That's my answer Rog, and in the crossword grid it had to be correct.

I was wondering about "rock" being the anagram indicator and "dire" somehow being an anagram of something meaning "by implication."
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#876210 - 03/26/13 02:03 PM Re: Brit xword [Re: Lex]
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Another hint for the last one: the direct is at the start/on the left.
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#876211 - 03/26/13 02:04 PM Re: Brit xword [Re: Lex]
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OK - I'll take it.

Hard cheese - anag (race+she+hed)
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#876253 - 03/26/13 04:39 PM Re: Brit xword [Re: Lex]
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Thank you good sir for polishing it off! Possibly not a familiar expression to our friends across the ocean.


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#876260 - 03/26/13 04:56 PM Re: Brit xword [Re: Lex]
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I've never heard of it but that doesn't mean it isn't a known phrase o'er here.
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