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    Keanu Reeves, apparently, is appearing at the end of Foil The Bomb (Kinema in the Woods, June) (8)

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      Lebanese 'cred' as was, perhaps (6)

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        Gnarled cedars are blessed (6)

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          Sacred cows past assessment (6, 9)

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            Do tribe eschew junk beyond criticism? With this they do! (8)
            Last edited by Guy Profumo; 05-06-2019, 10:06. Reason: Get the clue right!!!

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                  Originally posted by Guy Profumo View Post
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                    i've no idea why but


                    cynicism - as practised by Billy Bunter

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                      Anagram.

                      Beyond Criticism minus do tribe

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                        Thanks...Found the definition a bit hard to locate in that

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                          cynicism - as practised by Billy Bunter

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                            Originally posted by Nefertiti2 View Post
                            Thanks...Found the definition a bit hard to locate in that
                            Thought I'd set it as an entirely self-referential & lit.

                            If you're presented with something widely regarded as beyond criticism, approach it with cynicism.

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                              I can see that - just about -once I knew what the answer was.


                              Form of cynicism - as practised by Billy Bunter

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                                Counter weaselly-hearted impudence, scoffing at exercise regime (7)

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                                      Pilates. Ted sought to try it out? (6)

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                                        Upset by tried and tested manoeuvre - Don't titter!

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                                        Ps can someone parse Pilates for me?

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                                          Originally posted by Nefertiti2 View Post
                                          can someone parse Pilates for me?
                                          Counter weaselly-hearted impudence, scoffing at exercise regime (7)


                                          Counter -> going backwards

                                          (wea)SE(lly)-hearted + LIP ( = impudence) -> PILES

                                          scoffing AT = PIL<AT>ES

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                                            Thanks IT. Still learning...

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                                              Saddened, losing direction, turns into cul de sac (4,3)

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                                                1 Their Dead End Street- take familyto Kingstonian FC (5)

                                                And for your bonus,

                                                2 Oasis in thrall to Welsh prog-rockers (4,9,3)

                                                3 The 'Mode are keen (9,8,2,7)

                                                4 24/7 (3,3,3,3,2,3,5)

                                                5 Look, a sterotypical Scouser (4)

                                                Solutions are rhyming links
                                                Last edited by Duncan Gardner; 10-06-2019, 09:04.

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                                                  Bah.

                                                  Too late

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                                                    Stop yer sobbing, lad.

                                                    Enjoyable trip to that Yorkshire, though it rained all afternoon (and torrentiallyin the Midlands earlier).

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