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Jul 11, 2011, 8:48am Top

Not strictly speaking cryptic, but certainly the clues and answers appear to have been well hidden!

Jul 11, 2011, 10:03am Top

Chief Executive's unlucky break, eh? (7)

Jul 12, 2011, 6:14am Top

Redtop's alright, surrounded by male siblings. (6)

Jul 12, 2011, 8:00am Top

Redtop, LOL :^)

Edited: Jul 12, 2011, 12:11pm Top

Proprietor getting away with murder, hurt round bent copper. (6, 7) Not very elegant, but it just about sums it up.

Jul 13, 2011, 2:06pm Top

How about:

Publisher's later torn to pieces all round the country, following fresh wrongdoing (4, 13)

Jul 16, 2011, 5:52am Top

Tainted force goes underground, civil around Italian city in uproar to a degree. (12, 6)

Jul 16, 2011, 9:45am Top

Um, you've gone past my solving level with that one, I'm afraid :^P

(For the benefit of anyone else happening upon this thread, the earlier ones were 2. Rebekah, 3. Brooks, 5. Rupert Murdoch, 6. News International)

Jul 16, 2011, 5:57pm Top

>7 ed.pendragon:. Metropolitan Police (METRO + POLITE around NAPOLI + Celsius/Centigrade).
>8 dtw42:. Some senior figures in the Met are suspected of lack of detailed investigation into past allegations of NOTW phone hacking, perhaps due to a former NOTW deputy editor who, coincidentally, was appointed to an advisory role to those same senior figures. But I suspect you all know that, having followed the daily revelations.

Jul 17, 2011, 5:15am Top

Ah, as is so often the case when shown the answer, there comes a feeling of "aw, should've got that". Although the indirect anagram of finding the right Italian city and then anagramming it might have been a step beyond the norm. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!

Edited: Jul 17, 2011, 4:35pm Top

Bobby’s loss in paper – The Sun, strangely (3, 4, 10)

Jul 17, 2011, 5:30pm Top

> 11 That's a pair (with #6) of quite brilliant clues, dtw42

Edited: Jul 18, 2011, 8:50am Top

Can't resist an anagram, me. Glad to see this wasn't just me and ed.p talking among ourselves :^D

Jul 18, 2011, 9:14am Top

It's the 'and lit.' aspect that makes them so good.

Jul 18, 2011, 1:31pm Top

Right, Rebekah Brooks and Sir Paul Stephenson have gone, Rupert Murdoch is teetering, who's next? Curriculum includes video drama in crisis, reveals leader (5, 7).

Jul 18, 2011, 5:39pm Top

I can see a partial anagram there with 'video drama' but, if it's who I think it is, can't see where to get a C (from curriculum?) and N from. At any rate, he's probably safe, despite association with One who edited short column on Sunday (4, 7).

Jul 18, 2011, 5:51pm Top

Oh, completely off topic, I couldn't resist another anagram from elsewhere in the news:

PS: berk chav name here (6, 5, 7)

Jul 18, 2011, 6:06pm Top

NC=National Curriculum. Sorry, education-speak; old habits die hard.
4, 7 Brilliant! Much, much better than Chief demolishes shanty--poor Joe! (4, 5)

Jul 18, 2011, 6:34pm Top

NC=National Curriculum.

Ah, so it does, of course. Well, I think we've pretty much covered everyone involved now! :^)

May 11, 2012, 4:01pm Top

Just to resurrect the whole dreary saga, one of the setters in the i newspaper this week seemed to be channelling this thread:

May 11, 2012, 4:28pm Top

>20 dtw42:
Love 24 across as a standalone, but, yes, pretty ingenious. Would never have got 7 down, though: Glomeruli? Sounds like a dwarf from LOTR.

May 11, 2012, 4:34pm Top

i am justin beibers girlfriend

May 11, 2012, 5:16pm Top

>21 ed.pendragon:: And their clue for Brooks was a bit Private-Eyeish for a daily. No, I must admit I only got 7 down after doing a search on G?O?E?U?I – I'd never heard of it either.

>22 SKYANN:: Of course you are. And if you only spell his surname right, he might be your boyfriend right back.

May 11, 2012, 7:04pm Top

Good to see your library, SKYANN, and those five out of six titles dedicated to Justin. Guessing you just haven't got round to adding those crossword compilations yet.

>23 dtw42:
Yes, agree about the Brooks clue. Presumably Anarche, as well as being a bit of a maverick, also has it in for victims (Anarche also being an anagram for spider).

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