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Luciano Ward

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Sep 20, 2021, 10:16:55 AM9/20/21
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The actor John Challis died this weekend (as did Jimmy Greaves, the great footballer). John Challis's most famous role was as the originally somewhat sinister but latterly rather endearing character Boycie in the UK comedy show 'Only Fools and Horses', the favourite show of my brother, Gary, who passed away seven years ago today.

To counter all all this gloom, please write a clue whose answer is a comedy show that you enjoy/have enjoyed. I'm asking you not to be too obscure (for example: I'm not terribly familiar with 1970s Cypriot or Peruvian sitcoms, I fear).

The deadline is 23:59:59, your time, next Monday, September 27.

Up to three clues, please.

Thanks,

Luciano

Luciano Ward

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Sep 20, 2021, 1:34:15 PM9/20/21
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In my old age, I forgot to thank Duke for moderating the previous round. So thank you, Duke.

Luciano

Rob

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Sep 24, 2021, 5:11:05 AM9/24/21
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Starting with nothing, flashy Londoners so crazily create a rags-to-riches comedy (4,5,3,6)

Rob (apologies for lengthy absence)

Mark Iredell

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Sep 24, 2021, 8:30:02 AM9/24/21
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Work hit (with coffee) (3,6)

Duke

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Sep 24, 2021, 9:17:53 AM9/24/21
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Allies become monsters with just a touch of rum (6)

Ha! -- and, as an afterthought, yecch, oddly (5)

Duke

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Sep 24, 2021, 2:57:07 PM9/24/21
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Sorry. I meant:
Allies from monsters getting just a touch of rum 6)

David A

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Sep 25, 2021, 8:03:29 AM9/25/21
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Wendy Craig was all of a flutter (11)
CJ the DJ fall and rise thereof (8,6)
Victor Meldrew and Lonesome George, both! (3,4,2,3,5)
Jaipur gem, offering a special species of Bombay duck! (3,4,6,8,5) (bonus)
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David A

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Sep 25, 2021, 4:00:48 PM9/25/21
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On Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 9:38:02 AM UTC-2:30, David A wrote:
> Additional bonus!
> David Akenhead and Robert Akenhead (5,8)
Adjusted: David Akenhead and Robert Akenhead (rupto robore nati) (5,8) make that a swap for Wendy Craig!

Duke

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Sep 26, 2021, 10:10:52 AM9/26/21
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Cab from ends of West Napa, by rear of Mondavi (4)

David A

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Sep 26, 2021, 12:08:13 PM9/26/21
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On Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 9:33:29 AM UTC-2:30, David A wrote:
Adjust last to: Jaipur gem, offering a rarefied species of Bombay duck! (3,4,6,8,5) (bonus)

Luciano Ward

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Oct 4, 2021, 10:06:40 AM10/4/21
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Thanks to all entrants.

As usual, clues below, with my interpretations. Please comment, if necessary.

Luciano

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Rob:

Starting with nothing, flashy Londoners so crazily create a rags-to-riches comedy (4,5,3,6)
Answer = ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES
O + FLASHYLONDONERSSO anag; def = a rags-to-riches comedy

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Mark:

Work hit (with coffee) (3,6)
Answer = THE OFFICE
HITCOFFEE anag; &lit

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Duke:

Allies from monsters getting just a touch of rum (6)
Answer = FRIENDS
F(R)IENDS; def = allies

Ha! -- and, as an afterthought, yecch, oddly (5)
Answer = PSYCH
PS + Y(e)C(c)H; def = psych!

Cab from ends of West Napa, by rear of Mondavi (4)
Answer = TAXI
T+A+ X (by) + I; def = cab

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David:

CJ the DJ fall and rise thereof (8,6)
Answer = (THE FALL AND RISE OF) REGINALD PERRIN
CJ a character in the show; not sure of the DJ reference

Victor Meldrew and Lonesome George, both! (3,4,2,3,5)
Answer = ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE
Victor Meldrew one of the two main characters in the show; opening credits of show feature a tortoise (of which creature Lonesome George is an example)

David Akenhead and Robert Akenhead (rupto robore nati) (5,8)
Answer = I do not know

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Bonus clues:

David:

Wendy Craig was all of a flutter (11)
Answer = BUTTERFLIES
Clue defines itself

Jaipur gem, offering a rarefied species of Bombay duck! (3,4,6,8,5) (bonus)
Answer = I do not know

David A

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Oct 5, 2021, 10:53:01 AM10/5/21
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1. Acorn Antiques (translation of our motto is "born from a slit oak") 2. The Most Exotic Marigold Hotel

David A

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Oct 5, 2021, 10:57:22 AM10/5/21
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sorry typo! 'split oak' as for the other DJ remark - Reggie played CJ like one!

Luciano Ward

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Oct 9, 2021, 10:53:54 AM10/9/21
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Both results out tomorrow.

Regards,

Luciano

Luciano Ward

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Oct 12, 2021, 11:56:46 AM10/12/21
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Repeated thanks to all entrants.

My comments are below. The result is nethermost.

Luciano

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Rob:

Starting with nothing, flashy Londoners so crazily create a rags-to-riches comedy (4,5,3,6)
Answer = ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES
O + FLASHYLONDONERSSO anag; def = a rags-to-riches comedy
-- Very well done. Great find with the anagram. The clue as a whole is put together in a way that describes the show splendidly.

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Mark:

Work hit (with coffee) (3,6)
Answer = THE OFFICE
HITCOFFEE anag; &lit
-- Very good. Succinct and creative. And, again, it describes the show well.

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Duke:

Allies from monsters getting just a touch of rum (6)
Answer = FRIENDS
F(R)IENDS; def = allies
-- Nothing to complain about here, apart from the surface reading, which is not the most elegant.

Ha! -- and, as an afterthought, yecch, oddly (5)
Answer = PSYCH
PS + Y(e)C(c)H; def = psych!
-- The definition I like. The wordplay is so-so ('yecch' is a bit awkward). The surface reading is not the best.

Cab from ends of West Napa, by rear of Mondavi (4)
Answer = TAXI
T+A+ X (by) + I; def = cab
--Nice use of 'by'. Everything else works, apart from the surface reading.

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David:

CJ the DJ fall and rise thereof (8,6)
Answer = (THE FALL AND RISE OF) REGINALD PERRIN
CJ a character in the show; not sure of the DJ reference.
-- Still not sure about the DJ reference. With CJ and 'fall and rise', the answer is a bit obvious (to me), even without wordplay.

Victor Meldrew and Lonesome George, both! (3,4,2,3,5)
Answer = ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE
Victor Meldrew one of the two main characters in the show; opening credits of show feature a tortoise (of which creature Lonesome George is an example)
-- Again, not much wordplay going on here. Victor Meldrew gives the game away immediately (to me).

David Akenhead and Robert Akenhead (rupto robore nati) (5,8)
Answer = ACORN ANTIQUES
As per David: translation of our motto is "born from a split oak" (with allusion to acorn)
-- Much too obscure.

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Bonus clues:

David:

Wendy Craig was all of a flutter (11)
Answer = BUTTERFLIES
Clue defines itself.
-- Fair enough if you know the show.

Jaipur gem, offering a rarefied species of Bombay duck! (3,4,6,8,5)
Answer = THE MOST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL
-- Again, very obscure, with little to no help for the solver.

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The winner is Rob. Mark is second.

Luciano Ward

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Oct 23, 2021, 12:27:36 PM10/23/21
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If no one else wants to do the next round, I can do it.

Luciano

Rob

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Oct 24, 2021, 4:19:04 AM10/24/21
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On Saturday, 23 October 2021 at 17:27:36 UTC+1, Luciano Ward wrote:
> If no one else wants to do the next round, I can do it.
>
> Luciano

I'll do it - sorry, lots going on lately and haven't checked in here!

Rob

Luciano Ward

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Oct 24, 2021, 9:19:00 AM10/24/21
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