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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:44 am 
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:47 am 
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Hi puzzlers. A bit early for the local weather report. 1A
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Dull and wet here, and the weather too...

1D
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= stand-up comedian

2D
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= appal

12A
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= Delft

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Good morning. Rain.

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= appendage

13A
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= distemper

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= messiest

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:54 am 
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:58 am 
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:07 am 
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28A
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= needle

23D
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= lathe

27A
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= antipasti

24A
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= amber

18D
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= Big Apple

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= critical

24A
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= histrionic

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:25 am 
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IRATE


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= reception

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:29 am 
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BOREAL, BuOy + REgarding + A Lake


Hi guys, thanks G.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:31 am 
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:41 am 
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CRITICAL


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:44 am 
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Hi all. A lot of water is currently (ha!) falling here. I'm in church on the sound system. The Management is doing the coffee for later.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:47 am 
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hlvp wrote:
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CRIMINAL

I reckon it's
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tabascoboy wrote:
hlvp wrote:
16D
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CRIMINAL

I reckon it's
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= critical > critic + al


Agreed! Duly amended.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:01 am 
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29A
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= jeweller


Guess 25D is
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Is that it?


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:05 am 
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:15 am 
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hlvp wrote:
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LIEF
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I thought the answer could be
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= biff as in to sock someone
But that would mean YAM would have to be slang for lie i.e. with fib backwards


and I've never heard it used like that as a slang word.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:55 am 
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tabascoboy wrote:
hlvp wrote:
17A
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LIEF
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I thought the answer could be
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= biff as in to sock someone
But that would mean YAM would have to be slang for lie i.e. with fib backwards


and I've never heard it used like that as a slang word.


I think it's the print quality as I read it as YAM, but looked again and saw YARN, so I parsed it as LIE + F


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hlvp wrote:
tabascoboy wrote:
hlvp wrote:
17A
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LIEF
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I thought the answer could be
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= biff as in to sock someone
But that would mean YAM would have to be slang for lie i.e. with fib backwards


and I've never heard it used like that as a slang word.


I think it's the print quality as I rean it as YAM, but looked again and saw YARN, so I parsed it as LIE + F

Ah, that old m / rn confusion! Well I still think the "put round" points to FIB then...


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:14 pm 
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I think it's BIFF. Even with my magnifying glass it still looks like YAM but reckon it is YARN too.


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I think it's BIFF. Even with my magnifying glass it still looks like YAM but reckon it is YARN too.


Agreed!


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:52 pm 
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Just looking through the thread to confirm some parses I couldn't justify.

17 a is definitely yarn in my print copy


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