Posted 24 August 2019 - 21:54
And one from New Scientist:
Arthropod holds off sign of cancer with lucky charm (9,4)
H_ _ _S_ _ _ _/CRAB
The S came from Most epicarp is amazing! (4) which I had as STEP but is presumably something else.
Posted 24 August 2019 - 22:44
epic from "most epicarp" so the s should be an e.
Lucky charm is horseshoe.
Posted 25 August 2019 - 17:41
If EPIC is right, then PETRELS for Arctic birds breathe in a little smoke (7) is wrong...
Posted 25 August 2019 - 19:02
I keep thinking the first one (about a familiar phrase) might be REFRAIN, but that would mean the T in position 3 is wrong.
Posted 01 September 2019 - 16:43
Here are some from one in the Oxford Mail...
Rebel can't divert one in charge of the masses (9)
_ _ _ _B_ _ _ _
Sacking required, one hears, for filling up the cracks (6)
L_ _ _ _ _
Box cart re-routed to the East (5)
_ _ _ _E
A non-runner you might put your shirt on! (7,5)
_L_ _ _ _ _/_ _ _ _ _
The main stratum is unfinished (3)
Ring and get together by word of mouth (6)
O_ _ _ _ _
One who qualified by correspondence course? (12)
_O_ _ _R_D_ _ _ _
French nobleman gets all the money (5)
_ _C_ _
Harmony at Vatican agreement (9)
_ _ _ _O_D_ _
Good snooker players don't fail to take a hint, we hear! (6)
_I_ _ _ _
Posted 01 September 2019 - 17:36
I'm wondering about lagging for No. 2 but it's not really good - prefer a better answer
Correspondence course is Postgraduate (that's a decent one)
Vatican one is probably Concordat
The French nobleman clue is annoying me, because if it was "French nobleman gets at the money" it would be Ducat