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    chameleon
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    I decided it might be fun to try and work with a theme for my next crossword, and chose ABBA as they’re obviously very well-known. I quickly realised a theme can sometimes be more trouble than it’s worth! Hopefully there’s still some fun to be had here, although some clues are a bit strained because of the theme.

    By pure coincidence I just found out tomorrow (5th April) is Agnetha Fรคltskog’s birthday, so that’s nice.

    I’ll post the solution in a few days.

    Chameleon ๐ŸฆŽ

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    #675

    TheVoidTLMB
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    Been having ago, despite the theme. (Not a fan ๐Ÿ™‚ ) Got just over half so far, mostly on the rhs.
    Faves 2,3,6d,22,28. Not sure about the “twice” in 5d, so I must be missing something there.
    As for 20… blimey.

    #676

    Gonzo
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    Nicely tricksy, favourites 17ac,1,5 and 20 – which amazingly I dredged up from memory using only the crossers, without a clear idea of the meaning.
    Had to word-search a couple which I should have got but pressed for time.
    Thanks chameleon.

    #685

    chameleon
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    Very impressed you dredged up 20, Gonzo!

    Here’s the solution. You’ll find the ‘twice’ from 5d explained there, Void.

    Chameleon

    #688

    TheVoidTLMB
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    Ah. I am evidently far too old fashioned, as I had Disc for the record (isn’t disco Latin for “I listen”? Edit: No, it’s I learn. Which still “works”, kinda.), which fitted nicely with Drawbridge. ๐Ÿ™‚ So that stymied that corner for me, as I couldn’t work out why 21 surely must be “ideals”, or why 24 wasn’t tyre. And of course, I fell for the trap of thinking “14” referred to 14d, so no help for me there. Now that I see it, 1d is really nice, and I’m annoyed not to have got it.
    Thanks for G – I’ll take note ahem. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Nice puzzle, cheers!
    Void

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