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Clues of Summer 5

14 April, 2011

A big chance to wipe off five today – five sets of summer clues anyway – as we wrap up the series today. By all means use the forum below to speculate and/or exasperate, and then see if you can detect the seventh word hiding in the initials of your six answers. And how would you clue this mystery word?

Beware, there’s a tricky double meaning in this bunch, plus one gloriously concealed definition. No more hints – get solving. And remember to submit your BEST FIVE CLUES by pumpkin o'clock tonight.

  1. Dull writer full of rambling tirades (10) [Sleuth]

  2. A barber’s not gelling (2,4) [Times 8928]

  3. One out to provide on-line support (7) [Times 8940]

  4. Being ruined, I want money soon (3,4,3) [Times 8914]

  5. Swan boxes match in colour (3,5) [Times 8943]

  6. Manual initially produced with a blue binding (9) [Times 8821]

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