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Post by indophile Thu Dec 18, 2014 2:24 pm

Some recycled.

1.   Inspecting shot over arguments . ( 8 )
2.   Snap at dozing in chair, snoring. (4)  
3.   Money in Indian national elections. (4) 
4.   A chance to prop upset one. (11) 
5.   Major commercial neighborhood  is x^2 – d. (5, 6)

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Post by Guest Thu Dec 18, 2014 3:39 pm

5.   Major commercial neighborhood  is x^2 – d. (5, 6)

Is it TIMES SQUARE?

3.   Money in Indian national elections. (4)

is it DHAN (from Vidhan?)

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Post by Guest Thu Dec 18, 2014 3:53 pm

4.   A chance to prop upset one. (11)

OPPORT (to prop) + UNITY

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Post by indophile Thu Dec 18, 2014 4:01 pm

Beatrix Kiddo wrote:5.   Major commercial neighborhood  is x^2 – d. (5, 6)

Is it TIMES SQUARE?

3.   Money in Indian national elections. (4)

is it DHAN (from Vidhan?)

Yes for # 5. 
x^2 is times squared; delete d; and you get TIMES SQUARE

No for # 3.

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Post by indophile Thu Dec 18, 2014 4:01 pm

Beatrix Kiddo wrote:4.   A chance to prop upset one. (11)

OPPORT (to prop) + UNITY

Yes.

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Post by indophile Fri Dec 19, 2014 9:03 am

Update.
The following clues remain to be solved.

1.   Inspecting shot over arguments . ( 8 )


2.   Snap at dozing in chair, snoring. (4)  


3.   Money in Indian national elections. (4)

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Post by MaxEntropy_Man Fri Dec 19, 2014 9:52 am

indophile wrote:

3.   Money in Indian national elections. (4)
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Post by indophile Fri Dec 19, 2014 10:00 am

MaxEntropy_Man wrote:
indophile wrote:

3.   Money in Indian national elections. (4)

Yes.

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Post by indophile Fri Dec 19, 2014 11:35 am

Update with hints. Definitions bolded.

1.   Inspecting shot over arguments . ( 8 )

hint1: word-in-word

2.   Snap at dozing in chair, snoring. (4)  


hint1: homophone
hint2: the "in chair" part is gratutious; the "dozing" need not be necessarily in a chair. No need to take that into account.

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Post by indophile Fri Dec 19, 2014 3:54 pm

indophile wrote:

1.   Inspecting shot over arguments . ( 8 )

hint1: word-in-word

2.   Snap at dozing in chair, snoring. (4)  


hint1: homophone
hint2: the "in chair" part is gratutious; the "dozing" need not be necessarily in a chair. No need to take that into account.
ANSWERS:

1. B (ROWS) ING

2. KNAP (nap - hom)

Set solved.

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