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Huh 34

20 April, 2012

For those who missed Times 9294 in yesterday’s Oz, you saved yourself some bruises. It was tough, but wily – like a welter bout in a box. Loved much of the setter’s guile and grace, though a record four clues still defy my bids to explain. Would appreciate some light shone on this quartet – or two earlier Huh clues. And by all means feel free to conjure your own clues for the same answers.

  1. For some time after the holidays, perhaps, observe this dance = TANGO

  2. Belting coat stops small powerful draught = SMACKING [draught = king?!]

  3. For now mostly fat round maidens like women-only bars = ASYMMETRIC

  4. A fair rate possible, and easily applied? = SLIP-ON

  5. Tiny couple in China = TWO-TIME [from Sleuth]

  6. Wild dog taking drink, head down = ORGIASTIC [I get Paul’s nod to corgi, but the rest…]

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