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◆◆ · By Phil The · Published 12 days ago

Meta Prompt: Six clues consist of wordplay only and no straight definition. The answer to the meta is the word that precedes three of these on the screen. The other three are Pearl, Jim-Bob, John-Boy, Selma & Patti to Fred, Olivia, Maggie & Lisa
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  • Phil The constructor · 12 days ago
    • quatrevingtneuf 8:40 · 12 days ago
      nice! good to see a cryptic in the contest entries!
      • Phil The constructor · 12 days ago
        Thanks :-)
      • Cute! Great clue for CAREW
        7A CAREWComing back from the West of Wales encounter rather attractive castle! (5)
        . I was a little confused by the instructions, but was already thinking about the 'The' TV Shows from the listed characters.
        • Phil The constructor · 12 days ago
          Thanks :-) The instructions were intended to confuse, sorry ;-) I could have used less obvious names but didn't want to make it too difficult.
        1ACool but not quite with unfashionable type returning (8)
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        Across
        1. 1A
          Cool but not quite with unfashionable type returning (8)
        2. 5A
          Insect queen at home with Bill (6-2-3)
        3. 7A
          Coming back from the West of Wales encounter rather attractive castle! (5)
        4. 9A
          Herb is at last inside, bail? (5)
        5. 10A
          Olive and onion yesterday, lovely starters (3)
        6. 11A
          Escort one who sells drugs but only after start of procession (5)
        7. 13A
          Muse a long time about old time (5)
        8. 15A
          Sonnets lift up (11)
        9. 17A
          Moss nips around (8)
        Down
        1. 1D
          Provide food for King having been fed inside (5)
        2. 2D
          Second name for 'Vanilla Frost'
        3. 3D
          TC's cop pulled in right drip (7)
        4. 4D
          Uncovered hellish island where immigrants were processed (5)
        5. 5D
          Mistake to have danced regularly for this man: His mother? She never gave birth to him (7)
        6. 6D
          Disney's holding on (7)
        7. 8D
          Shirt worn for job as counter (7)
        8. 12D
          He and I with Di, a girl from Switzerland (5)
        9. 14D
          Behaves like a ghost wanting hotel (5)
        10. 16D
          Number kept in at work (3)
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