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Post by indophile Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:36 pm

Most are recycles.

1. Agreement to reduce size. ( Cool

2. Gore adding nothing to bold reform. (5)

3. Small and flaccid, yet firm. (9)

4. Nick is back in silent film. (4)

5. Savvy politician involved in outing corruption. ( Cool

6. Irrational devotee clutches turkey’s head and butcher’s hook. (9)

7. Shakespeare I hear is excluded. (6)

8. Golden kingfisher. (7)

9. Tendency to write a song ( Cool

10. Cooking blood in toxic pollution . (7)

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Post by indophile Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:58 pm

Where you see a smiley in the letter count (#s 1, 5, 9), it's 8 letters.

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Post by Hellsangel Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:02 pm

indophile wrote:Most are recycles.

1. Agreement to reduce size. ( Cool

2. Gore adding nothing to bold reform. (5) BL O OD

3. Small and flaccid, yet firm. (9)

4. Nick is back in silent film. (4)

5. Savvy politician involved in outing corruption. ( Cool

6. Irrational devotee clutches turkey’s head and butcher’s hook. (9)

7. Shakespeare I hear is excluded. (6) BARRED (BARD)

8. Golden kingfisher. (7)

9. Tendency to write a song ( Cool PEN-CHANT

10. Cooking blood in toxic pollution . (7)
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Post by Mosquito Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:10 pm

2. BLOOD(BOLD anag + O inside)
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Post by indophile Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:36 pm

BLOOD for # 2, BARRED for # 7, and PENCHANT for # 9 are all correct.

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Post by Hellsangel Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:21 pm

Hellsangel wrote:
indophile wrote:Most are recycles.

1. Agreement to reduce size. ( Cool

2. Gore adding nothing to bold reform. (5) BL O OD

3. Small and flaccid, yet firm. (9)

4. Nick is back in silent film. (4)

5. Savvy politician involved in outing corruption. ( Cool

6. Irrational devotee clutches turkey’s head and butcher’s hook. (9) FAN (T) A (S) TIC

7. Shakespeare I hear is excluded. (6) BARRED (BARD)

8. Golden kingfisher. (7) - HALCYON - dd

9. Tendency to write a song ( Cool PEN-CHANT

10. Cooking blood in toxic pollution . (7)
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Post by Hellsangel Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:34 pm

indophile wrote:Most are recycles.

1. Agreement to reduce size. ( Cool

2. Gore adding nothing to bold reform. (5) BL O OD

3. Small and flaccid, yet firm. (9)

4. Nick is back in silent film. (4) CIN-E?

5. Savvy politician involved in outing corruption. ( Cool

6. Irrational devotee clutches turkey’s head and butcher’s hook. (9) FAN (T) A (S) TIC

7. Shakespeare I hear is excluded. (6) BARRED (BARD)

8. Golden kingfisher. (7) - HALCYON - dd

9. Tendency to write a song ( Cool PEN-CHANT

10. Cooking blood in toxic pollution . (7)
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Post by indophile Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:36 am

FANTASTIC and HALCYON are both correct.
CIN-E for #4 is incorrect.

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Post by Guest Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:17 am

1. Agreement to reduce size. ( 8 )

CONTRACT (Dbl Definition)

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Post by Guest Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:50 am

4. Nick is back in silent film. (4)


SKIN?

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Post by MaxEntropy_Man Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:02 am

indophile wrote:

3. Small and flaccid, yet firm. (9)


MICROSOFT?
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Post by indophile Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:18 am

blabberwock wrote:1. Agreement to reduce size. ( 8 )

CONTRACT (Dbl Definition)

Correct.

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Post by indophile Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:20 am

MaxEntropy_Man wrote:
indophile wrote:
3. Small and flaccid, yet firm. (9)
MICROSOFT?

MICROSOFT (micro+soft) + firm, is correct

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Post by indophile Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:54 am

I mean MICROSOFT (micro+soft) = firm, is correct:Smile

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Post by indophile Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:00 am

UPDATE. Only 3 clues remain to be solved.

4. Nick is back in silent film. (4)

5. Savvy politician involved in outing corruption. ( 8 )

10. Cooking blood in toxic pollution. (7)

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Post by indophile Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:52 am

4. Nick is back in silent film. (4)
hint: Can't hint without giving it away

5. Savvy politician involved in outing corruption. ( 8 )
hint: w-in-w

10. Cooking blood in toxic pollution.(7)
hint:w-i-w

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Post by Guest Sat Feb 25, 2012 2:52 am

indophile wrote:I mean MICROSOFT (micro+soft) = firm, is correct:Smile

Very nice and quite deceptive! I did think of "firm" as a business and thought of synonyms like company etc. but not the names of firms.

SKIN is wrong for #4?

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Post by indophile Sat Feb 25, 2012 2:45 pm

blabberwock wrote:
SKIN is wrong for #4?

Yes, SKIN is not the answer. Think synonyms and a reversal.

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Post by indophile Sun Feb 26, 2012 3:09 pm

More hints.

4. Nick is back in silent film. (4)
hint1: Can't hint without giving it away
hint2: Synonym for one word, and a reversal.

5. Savvy politician involved in outing corruption. ( 8 )
hint1: w-in-w
hint2: w-in-w + anagram
hint3: The politician in the clue is the honorofic by which he is referred to when he is an elected official.

10. Cooking blood in toxic pollution.(7)
hint1:w-i-w
hint2: Giving another hint is giving it away. Okay the toxic pollution in the clue is air pollution.

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Post by Guest Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:32 pm

10. Cooking blood in toxic pollution.(7)
hint1:w-i-w
hint2: Giving another hint is giving it away. Okay the toxic pollution in the clue is air pollution.

SMO(KIN)G (KIN in SMOG)

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Post by indophile Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:50 pm

Yup, it;s SMOKING for #10.

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Post by Guest Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:05 pm

indophile wrote:Yup, it;s SMOKING for #10.

Not going anywhere with the other two despite the hints.

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Post by indophile Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:12 am

Okay.

4. Nick is back in silen t fil m. (4)
hint1: Can't hint without giving it away
hint2: Synonym for one word, and a reversal.

Answer is - LIFT (hidden reversal) = Nick (i.e., pilfer, steal)

5. Savvy politician involved in outing corruption. ( 8 )
hint1: w-in-w
hint2: w-in-w anagram
hint3: The politician in the clue is the honorofic by which he is referred to when he is an elected official.

Answer is - GU(MP)TION --- MP is the politician (Member of Parliament), GUTION is an anagram of OUTING (corruption is the anagram indicator), "in"/"involved in" is the word-in-word indicator; GUMPTION = Savvy.

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