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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:54 am 
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A manky wet and gloomy Saturday

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:19 am 
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Good morning. Dry and mild. I'm still gibbering after Friday's Toughie.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:24 am 
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hlvp wrote:
Good morning. Dry and mild. I'm still gibbering after Friday's Toughie.

That was traumatic, I haven't even looked up the answers in today's DT yet it was that bad...

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:31 am 
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tabascoboy wrote:
hlvp wrote:
Good morning. Dry and mild. I'm still gibbering after Friday's Toughie.

That was traumatic, I haven't even looked up the answers in today's DT yet it was that bad...

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I got about four clues after the same number of hours. I think 14A was
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:33 am 
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:34 am 
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:51 am 
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:57 am 
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:58 am 
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:03 am 
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:05 am 
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:06 am 
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:06 am 
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:10 am 
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:11 am 
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:14 am 
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:14 am 
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:15 am 
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:31 am 
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:34 am 
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:36 am 
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:39 am 
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No love for my mate Elgar? Once you get into his mindset, solutions drop out.

Today's is another prospect!


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:42 am 
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No love for my mate Elgar? Once you get into his mindset, solutions drop out.

Today's is another prospect!


Absolutely!

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:45 am 
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:55 am 
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No love for my mate Elgar? Once you get into his mindset, solutions drop out.


After summoning up some courage I did look up some parses for yesterday's horror show.

That wasn't a crossword so much as mental torture that should be proscribed by the Geneva Convention. Tell Elgar he can cut that twisted bollocks right out IMO.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:04 pm 
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tabascoboy wrote:
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No love for my mate Elgar? Once you get into his mindset, solutions drop out.


After summoning up some courage I did look up some parses for yesterday's horror show.

That wasn't a crossword so much as mental torture that should be proscribed by the Geneva Convention. Tell Elgar he can cut that twisted bollocks right out IMO.



He's a great bloke. I must say that was an impossible test for the uninitiated.

Here's the solutions plus a confession.

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I did have to mail him for a few. About 6. Not my finest hour but I'm not a professional crossword setter as he is.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:11 pm 
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5D was a good example of the problem for me, I had the answer I thought but found it utterly impossible to parse. I would never have made in the clue "slow song" = cut tempo


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