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#391 Latin pianist

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Posted 31 December 2019 - 09:57

Un is a in French. B is British and a goat is a libertine.
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Posted 31 December 2019 - 09:58

Ah yes skill swopping I for U.Either answer would work depending on whether the first or last word is the definition.
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Posted 05 January 2020 - 22:00

Now some from New Scientist...

 

Coppers, for example, wiped out last of species (6)

_P_C_ _

 

Tip: incorrect to substitute power for work (5)

P_O_ _

 

Company tried manufacturing explosive (7)

_ _R_I_ _

 

A criminal organisation possesses the last atomic single-celled organism (6)

_M_E_ _

 

Significant to lose wife when past retirement age (6)

_ _ _ _T_

 

I get on top of research that has no one eye-catching quality (11)

_R_D_S_E_ _ _

 

Swelling contents of embargoed emails (6)

_E_ _ _ _


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Posted 05 January 2020 - 22:10

Tip is prong.Swelling is oedema.
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Posted 05 January 2020 - 22:11

And the significant one is eighty.
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Posted 06 January 2020 - 12:06



Now some from New Scientist...

 

Coppers, for example, wiped out last of species (6)

_P_C_ _

 

A criminal organisation possesses the last atomic single-celled organism (6)

_M_E_ _

:idea: AMOEBA fits the latter although I'm not 100% sure of the derivation other than criminal organisation => MOB. Is there such a word as SPECIE?


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Posted 06 January 2020 - 12:48

I think it works like this. A mob holds the last which is E. Then A stands for atomic.
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Posted 06 January 2020 - 12:49

Specie means money.
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Posted 06 January 2020 - 13:14

The company one is cordite.
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Posted 06 January 2020 - 14:42

I get on top of research that has no one eye-catching quality (11)

_R_D_S_E_ _ _ 

With the C from CORDITE in the penultimate place, IRIDESCENCE fits but how is it derived from the clue? Something to do with IRIS?


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Posted 06 January 2020 - 15:00

I ride then science without the i.
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Posted 06 January 2020 - 16:49

I ride then science without the i.

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Posted 19 January 2020 - 11:32

Now back to Science Focus...

 

Malt mixed with copper powder (6)

_A_ _ _M

 

Fellow managed to get caught with old money (5)

F_ _ _ _

 

Prisoner gets travel form (7)

_ _N_O_R

 

Can somehow shove skin off unknown fish (7)

_ _C_O_Y

 

Great joke where a terrible one is usually found (7)

_ _A_K_R

 

Guy almost finds the French a shade heraldic (5)

G_L_S


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Posted 19 January 2020 - 13:04

Fellow managed to get caught with old money (5)

F_ _ _ _

FRANC

 

 

Guy almost finds the French a shade heraldic (5)

G_L_S

GULES

 

Can somehow shove skin off unknown fish (7)

_ _C_O_Y

ANCHOVY


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Posted 19 January 2020 - 13:06

Now back to Science Focus...

 

Malt mixed with copper powder (6)

_A_ _ _M

 

TALCUM


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