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Just the one :-  CotW  =    As in Nordic novel?  (6,4)  S?????  N???
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Just the one :-  Amount of power which is released from trap (5) ?A?T?.  I think it might be WATTS (power), which sounds like "what's" (ie "what is" for which is), but I don't get "released  from... ...
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Been busy all week, and not had time for The Times Saturday Prize Crossword until half an hour ago.  I need to submit by midnight and, therefore, would be grateful for confirmation/explanation on... ...
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Just stuck on the one :-  Central Line for Cockney has eleven stops (4)  A?I?
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CotW :-  Outspoken England footballer getting stick (4) (Picaroon, The Guardian).
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2 Parsing Queries :-   Vow in language that's not natural (3) I?O.  Why/how IBO?   Fool departed, touring south of Hawaii?  Just the capital (10) D?N?E?H?A?. DUNDERHEAD is Fool,  but the... ...
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Irritatingly, I didn't get round to starting this until last night, and then got stuck in the bottom left-hand corner because of 22Dn and failed to submit on time. I empathise with Lie-in King... ...
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Very stuck on top left corner :-   Picture suddenly changes, torrid (8) Drawer opened by bears -- jam (10) ???????I?? Particular types journalist introduced to rubbish (7) ??????S Drunk sounding mean... ...
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1) Short file, kept by alliance in Somerset, that goes sideways (9)  CARTWHEEL.  Why? 2)Northern town taxi turned towards a centre (5)  BACUP.  Why is UP "towards a centre"? 3) Spontaneous... ...
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Just the one parsing query :- Secretiveness of triads finally revealed by Secret Service evidence (9)  R?T?C?N?E.  Well, it has to be RETICENCE (secretiveness), but I can't parse it at... ...
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Ned's good for messing around (7)  L?R?I?G.  Looks like LARKING (messing about) but, whilst G = good, how does LARKIN = Ned?
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Two left over from an unfinished holiday puzzle :-   With which one's had possibly not really good seafood (6)          ?C?M?I.  The answer is SCAMPI (seafood) but, whilst I get SCAM (With which... ...
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Just the one :-  Inclined not to lose heart, if not exactly upfront (4)  C?N?  Possibly CAN'T ("inclined not to"), but I can't parse it.
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Just the one :-  One hour in London venue gets an enthusiastic reception (3,3)  R?H  ?A?   I have googled RAH-RAH (which is not in Chambers) and it is given as American slang for "great enthusiasm... ...
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Amerinds in one place on return (4) ?U?I.  It looks like ZUNI (Amerinds), but how does INUZ = "in one place"?  Is it supoosed to be IN UZBEKISTAN?
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Just 2 parsing queries :-   1) Saw book on establishment figure? (7) P?O?E?B.  It's obviously PROVERB (saw) and book = B, but how does "establishment figure?" = PROVER?   2) Popular entertainment... ...
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I'm stuck on 4 from Saturday's Times :-   Body position doubly misrepresented in teen's CAT scan (6)     S?A??? Plan for tennis court in sports facility followed by quarrel (9)  R???A?G?E Performances... ...
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Just the one query from today's Times (This time I get the parsing, but don't understand the Definition).  Parisian in grand lady's housing when queens have gone off, maybe? (7) E?D?A?E. EN... ...
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Just the one from Saturday's Times :-  Speaker's prompt in announcing "Reverse of alchemical process ending in failure" (7) A?T?C?E.  It seems to be AUTOCUE (Speaker's prompt) but, apart from E... ...
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Can somebody help me with The Week's CotW :-  Problem with corruption in China? (3,7)  T??  ???????   The only thing I can come up with is TAX EVASION, but I can't parse it and don't think it's... ...

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