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#406 vron

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Posted 19 January 2020 - 13:51

Prisoner gets travel form (7)

_ _N_O_R

 

CONTOUR


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#407 Latin pianist

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Posted 19 January 2020 - 14:21

The joke one is cracker.
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#408 Aeolienne

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Posted 19 January 2020 - 22:28

 

Can somehow shove skin off unknown fish (7)

_ _C_O_Y

ANCHOVY

 

How is that derived?


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Posted 19 January 2020 - 22:37

Anagram (somehow) of can followed by shove without its outside letters (with skin off) with y (unknown)
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Posted 20 January 2020 - 16:13

Fish is definitely good for the brain! :D


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Posted Yesterday, 11:20

Another from BBC Science Focus magazine...

 

Abandon registered bear outside (6)

_T_A_ _

 

Way soldier returns to mother in disgrace (6)

_ _ _ _M_

 

Silver necklace ultimately not so much lasting forever (7)

_ _ _ _ _ _S

 

City that provides parking warden with boot (6)

_ _N_E_


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Posted Yesterday, 11:25

Way soldier is stigma.
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Posted Yesterday, 11:31

Strand 

Ageless

The last one is Denver, which is too American for my liking.


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Posted Yesterday, 15:57

Way soldier is stigma.

How is this derived? I get soldier => GI and mother => MA, but what about the rest?


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Posted Yesterday, 17:03

a way is a street ie st then the gi backwards and MA


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Posted Yesterday, 17:08

I can't work out the Denver one. I looked up that Denver is a boot but don't get the parking warden part.
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Posted Today, 16:47



I can't work out the Denver one. I looked up that Denver is a boot but don't get the parking warden part.

A Denver boot is a wheelclamp (see Wikipedia link from Gordon Shumway's post).

 

Just one more clue...

 

Bird wasted ages on university students (7)

S_A_U_L


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Posted Today, 16:58

SEAGULL, I think


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Posted Today, 17:47

Thanks! Now to another one from Science Focus magazine...

 

Maybe whale notes in strange accent (8)

_E_A_E_N

 

[only one remaining after third edit!]


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