1. SubscriberRagwort
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    04 Feb '14 19:012 edits
    If car ices tear up offer (9)
    Measure test for the allotted period (4,7)
    Old salt brings deadlock (9)
    Sounds like a European on the attack (5)

    and I'll add a fifth for luck:

    Sir waives right for unknown and verve for this dramatic push (7,6)
  2. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    04 Feb '14 20:02
    Originally posted by Ragwort
    1. If car ices tear up offer (9)
    2. Measure test for the allotted period (4,7)
    3. Old salt brings deadlock (9)
    4. Sounds like a European on the attack (5)
    5. Sir waives right for unknown and verve for this dramatic push (7,6)
    1. Reveal Hidden Content
    sacrifice


    2. Reveal Hidden Content
    time control


    3. Reveal Hidden Content
    stalemate


    4. Reveal Hidden Content
    check
  3. SubscriberRagwort
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    05 Feb '14 14:27
    Originally posted by wolfgang59

    1-4 SOLV'D
    First four correct - perhaps too easy?

    One to go which maybe a little tougher

    Notes for any reader unfamiliar with UK style cryptic crossword conventions:

    1. Reveal Hidden Content
    If car ices (letters contained in answer) tear up (anagram signifier) offer (synonym for solution) SACRIFICE


    2. Reveal Hidden Content
    Measure test (direct synonyms for each word of solution) for (=) the allotted period (synonym for complete solution) TIME CONTROL


    3. Reveal Hidden Content
    Old Salt (direct synonym for each word in solution where two words put together make one) brings (=) deadlock (synonym for solution) this is quite a common crossword clue/solution with many similar variants STALEMATE


    4. Reveal Hidden Content
    Sounds like European (homophone suggesting a member of a european state) on the attack (hinting at solution with a slightly cryptic definition) I think now a better version of this clue would be "European reported on the attack" CHECK
  4. SubscriberRagwort
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    09 Feb '14 15:24
    Originally posted by Ragwort

    Sir waives right for unknown and verve for this dramatic push (7,6)
    Just to finish off this unsolved clue

    The sir is baronet

    Replace r (right) with unknown (y - from algebra) gives bayonet attack (verve)
    a dramatic push.
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