Reply Wed 25 Jun, 2008 02:06 am

I am needing help with 106d flue and 110A altered state of consciousness.
I have dragon for 94D and iffy for 105D. Perhaps these are not correct because I can't figure out the first two.

Much appreciated : Smile
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Reply Wed 25 Jun, 2008 10:50 am
Hi somesac.

I had trouble with those two words. I knew that 'dragon' HAD to be correct and 'iffy' seems to be the only word that fits. Also, there's no two ways about 118A being 'cygnets.

In the end I went for 'VENT' for 106D and 'FUGUE' for 110A - at least for now, until confirmed or otherwise by someone else! Very Happy

Plenty of time to alter them if wrong. I received my copy of Big on Monday and had most puzzles done by Tuesday night. Except the Starhunts which I usually leave until last and the FindaWord which I hardly ever do - they give me the irrits. I only have about 1/5th of the Goliathon to do and five StarHunts (done #1).

Won't be doing Memory Lane this month as I can't stand Rod Stewart but have completed about half of the Do It Yourself - only my second ever attempt (don't know why).

Have to win another $50 cheque or voucher so I can continue my subscription to Big for another year (adding only $20-odd) Smile

Good luck with your entries and lets hope someone can confirm 'fugue' and/or 'vent'.
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Reply Wed 25 Jun, 2008 10:53 am
Re: Lovatts July Demon
somesac wrote:

I am needing help with 106d flue and 110A altered state of consciousness.

Number of letters? Have you any already?
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Reply Wed 25 Jun, 2008 11:23 am
Hello Francis,

The block of squares in this crossword is something like this:

The base word (118a) is CYGNETS ("baby swans").
94d, ending as the 'N' of that is DRAGON ("St George's foe").
There are 2 4-letter words - 105 and 106 down - that end with the 'Y' and 'T' of 'cygnets'. The clues for those are 'chancy' and 'flue', respectively.

The clue for 110a is "Altered state of consciousness" The 5-letter answer begins with the 2nd letter of 105d, the middle letter is the 'G' of 94d's 'dragon' and ends with the second letter of 106d.

If 105 and 106 down are 'IFFY' and 'VENT' that gives us F _ G _ E for 110a. Any other suggestions other than 'fugue'? Confused
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Reply Wed 25 Jun, 2008 12:00 pm
Does it look like this?


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Reply Wed 25 Jun, 2008 01:21 pm
Sorry for the delay, Francis. Been browsing other things.

It looks exactly like that EXCEPT for the word "FUGUE" not 'fogie'.

I typed 'fugue' into and found that it is DEFINITELY the correct answer. A very interesting condition to be in - I hope I never am! One of the entries had almost the same wording as the crossword clue.

Thanks for your help and time. Hope the weather in France is better than here. Raining on and off and VERY windy! (But anything is better than the 40C it sometimes gets to here in 'summer'. How you can have summer at Christmastime is beyond me and after 42+ years here I'll never get used to that) Smile
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Reply Wed 25 Jun, 2008 05:34 pm
Hi all

Completed the July Big earlier this week, and my copy shows:

106d = vent
110a = fugue

Very easy puzzles this month.

Good luck with your entry.
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Reply Thu 26 Jun, 2008 10:27 pm
Lovatts July Demon
Somesac wrote:
Hi Shekeda.

Thanks so much for you reply. Just after I sent my plea for help with these two I figured out that 110A was indeed Fugue and so I also got Vent for 106D.

You are so super quick in doing your puzzles. I am only up to the Goliathon and I do them in the order they appear in the mag.

Just wondering what you had for 62D in the Goliathon. Clue is jettisoned so I thought it could be "leap" but I'm still not sure it is correct.

I haven't won anything yet so will keep trying.

Hope all goes well for a win for you.

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Reply Thu 26 Jun, 2008 11:13 pm
Hi somesac

I don't know if you were talking to me, but 62d = DUMP

Hope this helps.
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Reply Fri 27 Jun, 2008 02:53 am
Thanks Dutchy. Only just seen somesac's response.

somesac, it couldn't have been "leap" because to jettison something means to get rid of it (I always imagine something thrown from a ship). The clue was 'Jettison' not Jettisoned. Must be careful of the tense. Smile

I do the Big puzzles in slightly different ways each issue. Sometimes I begin with the actual crosswords, doing as much as I can, then coming back to them if needed after doing all the small puzzles. This time I did everything except the Starhunts first, then the crosswords. Haven't really done much else in this issue since my last post. Been doing pixel puzzles and other things from the Conceptis website.
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Reply Fri 27 Jun, 2008 10:52 pm
Hi All, Dutchy is, as ususal, spot on.
fugue:a dreamlike state of altered consciousness that may last for hours or days. Cheers
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Reply Sun 29 Jun, 2008 04:25 am
Hi Dutchy. My wife thought it was a bugger . Has given me about 20 to find.
Oh well such is life. Glad I'm good for some things. Lol.
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