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1) Side with refined bats bowled first (8)  ?E?R???D   2)  Firmly positioned in satellite, speedily put up (4,3)  D??? S?T
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1)  Duck by English river (4)  ?I?E     2)  What's round area outside of Honolulu? (4)  O?H?
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Just the two :-  1)  Boy avoiding blade on weapon set off (5)     B?G?N.  It looks like BEGIN (set off), but I can't parse the rest.   2) Good state of Scottish outfitter? (6) ... ...
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1)  One in club admitting "I hit the drink" (8) ?I?A?I?N.  It would seem to have to be either LIBATION or BIBATION, as both mean "drink", but I have a problem with the parsing :-  If "club... ...
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Just the one (como siempre!) :-  Revolutionary's remark when leaving millions to the left (5)  M?R?T.   It looks as if it should be MARAT (revolutionary), but I can't parse the rest. ... ...
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Addressing persistent problem with temperance, drained drink again  (9)  = REHYDRATED. Why? - particularly the parsing.  TIA.
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1) Articles far removed from from armed conflict (4) = WARE. Why?   Commit to keep going forever, ready initially for university (10) = PERPETRATE.  Why?   Neckcloth wanted --  I freeze (5) = AMICE. ... ...
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Just the one parsing query (as almost always!!) :- An impressive way to hold up present that's most generous (10) ?A?D?O?E?T.   It would seem to have to be HANDSOMEST (most generous), but I have... ...
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Just the one parsing query :-  Sudden switching of power on without gas hit production (4,2,7).  C?U?  D?  T?E?T?E.  Well, it has to be COUP DE THEATRE, but I can't parse it. ... ...
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It's time to get behind Prince William?  (4)  P?T?  Is this PITT referring to one of the two William Pitts?   CotW :-  Patronise all the locals turning up to fight outside clubs (3,5) P??  C???? ... ...
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Well, at last I've got two, not just one :-   Gracious king's saving seat, lowering head (6) ?R?M?S   Apt reforms at close of busines with stock dropping (6) C???A? (The third letter is probably W),... ...
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Again, just the one :-  Author in online catalogue after end of autumn (8)  NOVELIST.  I get N (end of autumn) and - possibly - LIST (catalogue), but why does OVE = online?
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Again, just the one. (Why is it that, so often, it is just the last clue you can't get?) :-  About to eliminate resistance in the old capital (7) Y?O?N?E.  The answer is YAOUNDE (the current -... ...
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Just the one parsing query :-  Like the clappers are striking : without end? (7) R?P?D?Y.  It would apperar to be RAPIDLY (like the clappers) but, apart from a loose connection between IDLY and... ...
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3 clues where I know the answer but don't get the parsing :-   Collect some bread in unusual haste (has pocket emptied)? (4,5,3,3).    PASS ROUND THE HAT.  Anagram of "haste has + pt" plus ROUND? ... ...
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CotW:-  Peers in a box (4)  (Brendan, The Guardian)
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The Times :-  Promised Land lacking an amazing wedding venue (4) ?A?A.  Is it LALA?  Why?     Not using cipher to frame article, free from suspicion (2,3,5)  I?  T?E  ??E?R.  It would seem to be... ...
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Just the two :-  One checking posters in government department (3)  M?D.  Looks like MOD (Ministry of Defence), but why "one checking posters"?   Porridge is cold, with no flipping goodnes in New... ...
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Sorry, I forgot the CotW :-  Electric Vehicle behind a 50% reduction in carbon (6,3).  I can only think of ESTATE CAR, but that doesn't seem to take account of "Electric".
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Wind up on the stage? (4) O?O?.  Is it really OBOE?   Show of modesty is often replaced with flamboyance (4,11)      ?E??  D?P?E?A?I?N.  Okay it's SELF-DEPRECATION, but why "often replaced with... ...

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