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  • Guy Profumo
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    It's Iike stepping back into the fucking 1950s when a knowledge of Greek and Latin was required to solve cryptic crosswords.

    Yer bastards.

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  • irony towers
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    Abridged translation of Primus inter pares runs a replacement for subject useful for 18th-century literary work (8,6)
    Last edited by irony towers; Today, 14:33.

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  • Duncan Gardner
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    First among Equals? Stove to bury Peel's (6,5,5)

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  • irony towers
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    Justin Welby, leader of Eddy Grant's band? (5,5,6)

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  • Guy Profumo
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    Electronic Funds Transfer.

    Also eft, the immature stage in the life cycle of a newt

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  • Capybara
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    I don't get the EFT one at all. But I have Dunc's Priti Patel effort.

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  • Guy Profumo
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    (and with that, I've got today's earworm)

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  • Guy Profumo
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    Swirling Bernie (mort) wanted to take Esperanto in Joburg?

    (4,5)

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  • Guy Profumo
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    Oh very clever.

    <modest ripple of applause from the Long Room>

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  • irony towers
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    _ _ P _ _ _ N _ _

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  • irony towers
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    _ _ P _ _ _ _ _ _

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  • irony towers
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    Termination of racehorse with fractured pastern: getting over this is hard to put into words (9)

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  • Guy Profumo
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    ​​​​​ Bad surgery trepans the bone below the fetlock (7)

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  • irony towers
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    EFT transaction to make fast growth on the hoof (7)

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  • Guy Profumo
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    I take it that was a side bar bonus Dunc.

    There's still the three letter word to get, IIRC

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  • Duncan Gardner
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    "Fuck off Priti Patel", I shouted hoarsely. Start like a twat...(7)

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  • Guy Profumo
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    Originally posted by Duncan Gardner View Post
    How about a collaboration? IT offers the solution, then I work it into a clue saying something rude about Priti Patel?
    Or just say something rude about Priti Patel anyway...

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  • Guy Profumo
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    Originally posted by Duncan Gardner View Post
    How about a collaboration? IT offers the solution, then I work it into a clue saying something rude about Priti Patel?
    Send some money by the magic of eleck-trickery and modern information superhighway technology.

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  • Duncan Gardner
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    How about a collaboration? IT offers the solution, then I work it into a clue saying something rude about Priti Patel?

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  • irony towers
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    I can see the solution; thus far the opportunity and inspiration for a follow-up have been my newt.

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  • Guy Profumo
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    Everyone cool?

    Or do we need a second letter of a three-letter word?

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  • Guy Profumo
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    _ F _


    And, frankly, that's all yer gonna get...

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  • Guy Profumo
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    Great crested newt is helping keep the money in circulation (3)

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  • Capybara
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    _ _ E _ T /_ _ E _ T _ _ /_ _ _ T

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  • Capybara
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    Originally posted by Capybara View Post
    Tremendous New Street CD is confused and protected (5,7,4)
    _ _ E _ _ /_ _ E _ _ _ _ /_ _ _ _

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