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#316 Aeolienne

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Posted 10 November 2019 - 17:32

Here's a new lot of clues from the Coventry Telegraph...

 

Heraldic birds allowed in trading centres (8)

_ _R_/_ _ _ _

 

He writes articles about strong beer (8)

_ _ _ _ _ _ _R

 

Would a student take it as his main subject? (12)

_ _E_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

 

Change around more dice - that's only fair (8)

_ _D_ _ _ _ _

 

Incense - a green variety (6)

_ _R_ _ _

 

They give the stallholder better looks! (5, 7)

_ _R_ _/_L_ _ _E_

 

Persuaded to give donation, being emotionally affected (7)

_ _A_ _ _D

 

The flag went up as a popular garden feature (8, 4)

_T_ _ _ _ _ _/_O_ _

 

Appear smaller, we hear, without any joining (8)

_E_ _ _E_ _

 

Where, at playtime, he is involved in an unusual treat (7)

_ _ _ _T_ _

 

Unimpaired and it can't get confused (6)

_ _ _A_ _

 

Lower a foundation (5)

_ _A_ _

 

Catch up a bit! (4)

_R_ _


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Posted 10 November 2019 - 17:50

The stallholder one could be OPERA GLASSES, in which case the answer I have for To become active, making part of the crater upturned (5) - REACT is wrong.


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Posted 10 November 2019 - 18:34

I think 'Become active' could be ERUPT. Would that fit ?

And 'Appear smaller' is SEAMLESS.


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Posted 10 November 2019 - 19:19

The where at playtime one is theatre and lower a foundation is abase.
And the second clue is reporter.
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Posted 10 November 2019 - 19:46

I wonder if clue 3 could be oceanography.
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Posted 10 November 2019 - 20:17

REPORTER is the beer answer

 

(Oops sorry just seen this in LP's post)


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Posted 10 November 2019 - 21:10

That's only fair - is MEDIOCRE

Incense - is ENRAGE


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Posted 10 November 2019 - 22:10

Good luck with solving them. I love cryptic crosswords but can never seem to solve them at all. You guys are far better than me.
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Posted Yesterday, 06:16

The unimpaired one is intact.And the flag one is standard rose.
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Posted Yesterday, 06:20

The heraldic bird one is martlets but it should only be one word.
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Posted Yesterday, 07:02

I wondered if the persuaded one was touched but it doesn't match the letter given.
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Posted Yesterday, 10:22

And the last one is trap.
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