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    Originally posted by irony towers View Post

    Admittedly tricksy with urban -> CITY, and wild-life anagramming to FELI. La Kendal played Rosemary Boxer in Rosemary & Thyme.
    Yeah, the Boxer bit defeated me. Once DG got the answer I googled Felicity Kendal and Boxer and discovered the series you mention.

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      Originally posted by Sporting View Post

      Is it often that the very answer acts as a standalone clue?
      No Senor, just occasionally. But sin novedad en el frente etc

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        Originally posted by Sporting View Post

        Is it often that the very answer acts as a standalone clue?
        About as often as DG decides 'some other word' will suffice as an anagram indicator.

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          Or that IT unearths some crap telly no one else watched

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            Originally posted by ad hoc View Post
            I googled Felicity Kendal and Boxer
            Did that return any results for her famous light-welterweight clash with Lesley Judd?

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              . R . . / . . . . R . .

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                Without tooting my own horn, I figured the answer out ages ago, but now I think I've finally come up with a clue that works... hopefully

                Flower in Gran Canaria, not without end (9)

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                  ...in which case I've unfairly impugned DG, and his return of fire was warranted. 'Isle of Dogs?' is a fine clue and I was, um, barking up the wrong tree.

                  (The point might still stand for 'Good Life', mind.)

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                    Thanks
                    irony towers (and woof )

                    I think 'file' as a clue for [GOOD] LIFE is fair, if not the most elegant. As I often say on this thread, if a clue offers surface reading and is easily solved despite that inelegance, then fairness can be stretched...

                    Ps question mark following a clue (particularly a short one) conventionally suggests solution is a pun
                    Last edited by Duncan Gardner; 01-10-2021, 06:32.

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                      Carnation = MLK (9,4)

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                        Skimmed milk source process if NUC greet...(10)

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                          I bet it's not skimmed. Not least because that's only 7 letters

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                            Whoops. Apologies, well spotted.

                            So not Evaporated either...

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                              Is that the correct answer
                              Duncan Gardner? WFD said it was (9,4) but your answer has no nine letter words!
                              Last edited by lambers; 01-10-2021, 10:17. Reason: Too slow!

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                                lambers I've withdrawn my answer as you and ad hoc have both noticed that it's wrong

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                                  Evaporated X
                                  Skimmed X

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                                    Normally on this thread I'm beaten to the punch in recognising an answer or devising a question. This time ad hoc beat me on counting letters!

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                                      I'm as stumped at getting a clue out of this one as I was on the Gran Canaria one.

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                                        Condensed milk, Roy? It makes you feel like you can't move (6-2, 8)

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                                          Locked-In Syndrome impacting person in mint (12)

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                                            Place of imprisonment blames HR mismanagement (8)

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                                              Among those detained in Belmarsh are war ex-combatants getting trials online (9)

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                                                Capital extract from shareware (6)

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                                                  Harare Les would like some practice (9)

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                                                    Rehearsal essential in circuit-training? (3,3)

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