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miser | 07:48 Sat 24th Feb 2024 | Crosswords
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 The idea of the game is that the setter poses an original home made clue which everybody is invited to solve. The poster who solves the clue first (hopefully identified by the setter) is then invited to post their own original clue. 

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leg coverings could be trousers

oot pulling weight

 

 

 

leg covering trousers?

not pulling weight slacks?

 

 

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bit of a dog's dinner!

Pin covers (leg covers)= slacks. Not pulling their weight = person/s slacks off work..bit obscure, but hey, that's cryptic  clues for you. Sorry if any if you found it messy. 🙂

By the way, you're right  miser. 😃

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Nice easy one

Employ valid airlines seeking Stephen Maturin's beloved (5,8)

 

 

I thought it would end in "ing" same as "pulling"! Not pulling their weight would be "slacking"

^ That was to Patsy 

Diana Villiers

Yes, you're right, Ellie..  I was in a bit of a rush..

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Yes, Hazlinny - hope you enjoyed the books as much as I did

Admission - only solved it as an anagram!

Clue:   One of two spicey ones become entangled with our Mr. Shephard down under.  (9)

Melbourne 

Have to make dinner, back later 

Very good, Ellie 😊

Mel (one of the Spice Girls) our Ben (Ben Shephard) = anagram Melbourne (down under)

Can someone else take over please 

O.K.  ....

Ray gets involved with school sport activity trip - it's a long way to get there!  (9)

Tipperary

anag of ray pe trip

Yes, Ellie 😊

Anagram:  ray PE trip

a sprite or little bear are transferred into a file (8)

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