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    Differentiated and deviated? (4,3,2,1,7)

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      Uurgh.

      The (4) could in theory be one of two words.

      Either will do

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        As reported, bloke acquired habit of Spooner and went off on a tangent (9)

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          Originally posted by irony towers View Post
          As reported, bloke acquired habit of Spooner and went off on a tangent (9)
          Was my original intention.

          "Gone off" could also of worked (sic)

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            _ _ _ R _ _ _ _ _

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              D _ _ R _ _ _ _ D

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                Played tune, digressed, and now banned in Hungary (6,7)

                PS acquired habit = dressed? Surely acquiring a habit doesn't imply putting it on?

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                  Yes, ok; it was pushing the envelope in the quest for a plausible surface.

                  Now I'm stuck with the image of ad hoc in the menswear department: "No, I shan't try them on, I'll just take them, thanks."

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                    I dunno, if I had a habit buying habit, they don't seem like the kinds of garments that need to "fit" as such

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                      Macro-gender studies reveal discovery of moss (7)

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                        Growing acrogen in a place of darkness (9)

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                          Horse snobs I despise for their ignorance (11)

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                            He could be defined by boorishness from the day he was born, or is an informal dick! (5, 7)

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                              <applause>

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                                Boris Johnson to prepare cathedral church which took me in?





                                (5,8)

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                                  The main kerb-crawler became Prime Minister (4, 5)

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                                    John Major MP - "ain't dun nothing here" (from 1983 - 2001?) (10)
                                    Last edited by Guy Profumo; 23-08-2019, 15:47.

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                                      Huntingdon MP's musical viceregent (6,8)

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                                        . . . v . . / . . . M . . . .

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                                          Any more help here kid?

                                          I was thinking of going "deputy something", but couldn't get anything to fit any which way

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                                            Scrub that

                                            I've just seen it.

                                            (⁷But not how it works as yet.)


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                                              Moldy mare fought with Oliver Cromwell (3, 5, 4)

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                                                OLIVER = Musical

                                                (Thomas) CROMWELL = Vice regent under Henry 8th

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                                                  Aha.

                                                  Didn't know that was Cromwell's official title.

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                                                    New Model Army 'leader' surely a thra'* axiom, ffs (6,7)

                                                    * Thra' (untidy, disorganised). Ulster Scots, possibly archaic ,

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