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    Friday Cryptic Crossword Game

    It's not intended as a synonym, any more than if I'd said element suggesting gold, or meant Arsenal by indicating football team. Looks kosher to me.

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      Friday Cryptic Crossword Game

      Seriously, I don't think it is, quite. "Anal" is basically an adjective: used as a noun, as it is for example in porn, it stands for the noun phrase "anal sex", with "sex" elided. So strictly, I don't think "sex" can be used as a definition ("synonym" was the wrong word) of "anal", even if the noun usage were mainstream, which I would say it wasn't*. Also, the Canal Zone is Panama, not Panamanian, wouldn't you say?

      (*"Not in my circle", is perhaps the apposite phrase here.)

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        Friday Cryptic Crossword Game

        Football team initially were in Merton, but subsequently cozened (9)

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          Friday Cryptic Crossword Game

          Why at Last! wrote:
          even if the noun usage were mainstream, which I would say it wasn't*
          Don't you read Private Eye? Every second or third clue in their crossword's about anal sex. Anyway, I think we've already established over 11,000 posts that what's fair doesn't have to be mainstream.

          Also, the Canal Zone is Panama, not Panamanian, wouldn't you say?
          I thought only part of Panama (the country/ geographical region) was in the zone, as it were?

          "Not in my circle", is perhaps the apposite phrase here
          Widen it!

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            Friday Cryptic Crossword Game

            I think anal is OK. It's a type of sex, surely?

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              Friday Cryptic Crossword Game

              In Wimbledon, 'e wryly supported City (5)

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                Friday Cryptic Crossword Game

                ad hoc wrote:
                Football team initially were in Merton, but subsequently cozened (9)
                Clue of the century.

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                  Friday Cryptic Crossword Game

                  Woody body part to beat Wimbledon (3,7,4)

                  [Edit: ignore this]

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                    Friday Cryptic Crossword Game

                    You missed a clue, WaL

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                      Friday Cryptic Crossword Game

                      Ashram ought to fail in the Newry area (5,6)

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                        Friday Cryptic Crossword Game

                        South Armagh, Bryan? Cunt! Do it better (6,7)

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                          Friday Cryptic Crossword Game

                          Bandit country's Gaelic raiders now running Westminster (4, 5)

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                            Friday Cryptic Crossword Game

                            Press and Tory Party's blood sport (10)

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                              Friday Cryptic Crossword Game

                              Poet and Fox-hunting Man assessed roofing I ordered (9,7)

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                                Friday Cryptic Crossword Game

                                _ _ _ G _ _ _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ _ _ _

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                                  Friday Cryptic Crossword Game

                                  _ _ _ G _ _ _ _ _ / S _ _ _ _ _ _

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                                    Friday Cryptic Crossword Game

                                    Siegfried Sassoon's angry, at last, about the army.

                                    (8, 5)

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                                      Friday Cryptic Crossword Game

                                      Siegfried Sassoon's role in Dcotor Who? (12)

                                      (After you, Majesty)

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                                        Friday Cryptic Crossword Game

                                        Siegfried Sassoon got one angry, at last, about the army.

                                        (8, 5)

                                        _ _ _ _ _ _ R _

                                        _ R _ _ _

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                                          Friday Cryptic Crossword Game

                                          Military Cross was part of the bonus in movie extract (4,4)

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                                            Friday Cryptic Crossword Game

                                            Tupac film clip first gets things moving.

                                            (5, 5)

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                                              Friday Cryptic Crossword Game

                                              Tupac film clip first gets things moving?

                                              (5, 5)

                                              _ _ U _ _

                                              _ U _ _ _

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                                                Friday Cryptic Crossword Game

                                                ad hoc wrote:
                                                Military Cross was part of the bonus in movie extract (4,4)
                                                You're on fire at the moment, ad hoc.

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                                                  Friday Cryptic Crossword Game

                                                  aw shucks

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                                                    Friday Cryptic Crossword Game

                                                    Tupac film clip first gets things moving?

                                                    (5, 5)

                                                    _ _ U N _

                                                    _ U _ C _

                                                    If you're stuck this should help...

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