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BS: crossword help please

Mo the caller 27 Dec 05 - 09:51 AM
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Subject: BS: crossword help please
From: Mo the caller
Date: 27 Dec 05 - 09:51 AM

Anyone doing the Guardian holiday crossword?
I'm not going to send it in for a prize, just would like to finish it and understand the answers.
8ac I've invented a vaguely mythological wordthat fits the grid, but don't get the clue.
29ac got an answer that fits but would need "clean" to clue the last letter,or maybe 3letters
49d got first and last letters and can guess a word, but why


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Subject: RE: BS: crossword help please
From: Mo the caller
Date: 27 Dec 05 - 09:52 AM

what has 43d to do with Daffodils?


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Subject: RE: BS: crossword help please
From: rumanci
Date: 27 Dec 05 - 09:56 AM

oh heck !
you're a bit of a tease aren't you ?
I wish I'd seen the original clues too
sigh


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Subject: RE: BS: crossword help please
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 27 Dec 05 - 10:43 AM

Can you put the clues on here and number of letters etc so we can have a go please? Best wishes, Mike.


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Subject: RE: BS: crossword help please
From: Mo the caller
Date: 27 Dec 05 - 10:51 AM

"43d they say Scotsman and German like the Daffodils company" (7)
Judging by position in alphabetic list of clues it starts with a letter before the middle of the alphabet (a third in ish).
I don't understand my answer.
Better not spoil it for anyone still doing it themselves, so PM me.

Mo


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Subject: RE: BS: crossword help please
From: Mo the caller
Date: 27 Dec 05 - 10:59 AM

60d "Impressive collection backed by chap with Australian horse" (8)
Near end of alphabet, its the last clue
got 6 of the letters but although the first 5 or the whole 8 could be an australian town I need someone who knows about collections, or Australian horses


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Subject: RE: BS: crossword help please
From: Mo the caller
Date: 27 Dec 05 - 11:01 AM

8a "Drape juniper with this to produce novel that is mythological" (5)
8th of 30 across clues so near start of alphabet


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Subject: RE: BS: crossword help please
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Dec 05 - 11:08 AM

Could you just give the clue and what letters you have in the answer already?


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Subject: RE: BS: crossword help please
From: Mo the caller
Date: 27 Dec 05 - 11:10 AM

29 "Remove tied head covering from a good, clean, Parisian (8)
near end alphabetically


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Subject: RE: BS: crossword help please
From: Mo the caller
Date: 27 Dec 05 - 11:15 AM

DO NOT READ THIS IF YOU WANT TO DO THE CROSSWORD YOURSELF










60d Y-R-A-AN
and I gues the chap in the clue is man so "yarraman" but what does it mean?


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Subject: RE: BS: crossword help please
From: open mike
Date: 27 Dec 05 - 01:28 PM

where is teh guardian from?
the only ;thing i can think
of connected to daffodil is
narcissus and mine bloomed today.


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Subject: RE: BS: crossword help please
From: Mo the caller
Date: 27 Dec 05 - 01:43 PM

its a UK paper. usedto be the Manchester Guardian


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Subject: RE: BS: crossword help please
From: CallyH
Date: 27 Dec 05 - 01:58 PM

I've got 29!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: crossword help please
From: Mo the caller
Date: 27 Dec 05 - 02:00 PM

Yes but where did the "clean" go and where did the "t" come from?


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Subject: RE: BS: crossword help please
From: CallyH
Date: 27 Dec 05 - 03:07 PM

I'm relying on net being french for clean


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Subject: RE: BS: crossword help please
From: Mo the caller
Date: 27 Dec 05 - 04:10 PM

well, I didn't know that, but the dictionary agrees with you, Must be right then.


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Subject: RE: BS: crossword help please
From: GUEST,Mr Red
Date: 28 Dec 05 - 06:52 AM

eveb Babelfish can't cope with this page................

I prefer to write computer programs - the intellectual exercise is more rewarding and the result more useful. I used to do the Telegrope cryptic as a part if the job interview technique - arive with a mostly finished crossword and gain brownie points for being a problem solver. I did not notice any benefit.


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Subject: RE: BS: crossword help please
From: Mo the caller
Date: 28 Dec 05 - 12:11 PM

maybe your interveiw was a guardian crossword fan.


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Subject: RE: BS: crossword help please
From: Mo the caller
Date: 30 Dec 05 - 07:03 AM

Its past the closing date for the competition, and I've filled in all my grid so help me understand my answers, or suggest better ones.
I might have to buy a paper on Monday to see their answers, but it wont give explanations

8a "Drape juniper with this to produce novel that is mythological" (5)
I had
E-d-c
so I've put in













eddic, (something to do with eddas?) but "drape juniper"???


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Subject: RE: BS: crossword help please
From: Mo the caller
Date: 30 Dec 05 - 07:08 AM

49d "Like some fish? Cut top of mat to go under it (4)
I had o-ly












Iknow some fish is oily but how does it fit the clue>


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Subject: RE: BS: crossword help please
From: Mo the caller
Date: 30 Dec 05 - 07:12 AM

40d Girl who drowned without work caught with the sun(6)
HE-I-C















heliac refers to the sun, how does the rest fit


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Subject: RE: BS: crossword help please
From: Mo the caller
Date: 30 Dec 05 - 07:14 AM

Where have all the messages gone ? I'm sure there was a squeak from Liz on this thread


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Subject: RE: BS: crossword help please
From: alanabit
Date: 30 Dec 05 - 07:35 AM

The girl who drownd was Hamlet's Ophelia. If you cut out the work (op), you get helia. I am assuming that you add the "c" from cricket's "caught" to make an adjective which means something like, "related to the sun". Isn't "helios" Greek for "sun".
I think that Edda has something to do with Norse mythology, so "eddic" seems to make sense as an adjective. I was thinking along the same lines. I am buggered if I can understand that drape juniper stuff either.
"Oily" looked right to me, but I did not have any more idea than you did.
If it's any consolation Mo, I think you did much better than I did. I did not even know all the characters of the novel. It is over ten years since I saw the film and I have never read the book.


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Subject: RE: BS: crossword help please
From: Mo the caller
Date: 30 Dec 05 - 07:51 AM

I'm about half way through rereading it.
Guardian holiday crosswords always keep me going a good while
Ophelia...well isn't it obvious when someone explains


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Subject: RE: BS: crossword help please
From: Mo the caller
Date: 30 Dec 05 - 02:45 PM

Thanks rumanci doily makes sense in 49
And 43 is from Wordsworth .
So easy when you know.
But what about that juniper?


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Subject: RE: BS: crossword help please
From: Mo the caller
Date: 30 Dec 05 - 02:46 PM

Now its time to start on the King William Quiz


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Subject: RE: BS: crossword help please
From: KarenH
Date: 23 Nov 18 - 07:55 AM

Re last Saturday's Guardian Xword by Philistine;

help

I am stuck on x (the answer ends with x):
"set compiler would at first inform on the fight" (5,3)

Also stuck on the y answers, though I think one of them is "deadly" but I cannot see why.

I think k is "alls ok" but cannot see why.

Any help appreciated!


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Subject: RE: BS: crossword help please
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 23 Nov 18 - 08:06 AM

Here's the solution.


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Subject: RE: BS: crossword help please
From: KarenH
Date: 23 Nov 18 - 12:48 PM

Thanks so much!


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