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#256 Latin pianist

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Posted 24 August 2019 - 21:31

Marsupials one is roost.
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#257 Aeolienne

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Posted 24 August 2019 - 21:54

The E 

 



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.


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Posted 24 August 2019 - 22:40

Epic!


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Posted 24 August 2019 - 22:44

epic from "most epicarp" so the s should be an e.

Lucky charm is horseshoe.


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Posted 25 August 2019 - 17:41

If EPIC is right, then PETRELS for Arctic birds breathe in a little smoke (7) is wrong...


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Posted 25 August 2019 - 18:05

Could that be puffins?
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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.


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Posted 25 August 2019 - 19:08

I'm sure it is refrain.
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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)

S_ _

 

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_ _ _ _


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Posted 01 September 2019 - 17:08

No 3 is crate
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Posted 01 September 2019 - 17:12

6 is ORALLY
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Posted 01 September 2019 - 17:14

4 = clothes horse
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Posted 01 September 2019 - 17:24

1 is celebrant
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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


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Posted 01 September 2019 - 19:17

No 2 is luting.
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