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Although the current DIYCOW won’t migrate here until August 2011, we can show you the current crop of winning clues.

#105 CONTAGIOUS
Anax with:
Descriptive of chickenpox and measles too, causing rash (10)

#104 MANICURIST
Loonapick with:
One filing damaged manuscript lost page I inserted (10)

#103 FANTASTIC
Tesla with:
Anti-facts, perhaps! (9)

#102 OCTOGENARIAN
Anax with (Down clue):
I may need cane to go out, and new lift when heading upstairs? (12)

#101 FACILE
Penfold with:
A piece of cake sent back in deli café (6)

#100 CELEBRATION
Dram with:
Collecting Oscar at last, Colin beat everyone from the outset – cast gives party (11)

#099 APPROPRIATE
Gazza with:
A confused pirate conceals crutch inside trouser (11)

#098 TUCK SHOP
Cutlp with:
Food outlet folds with unfulfilled expectation (4,4)

#097 ON THIN ICE
Veer with:
In hot water? Not quite (2,4,3)

#096 SUNSHINE
Abw with:
What plants require is a daily polish (8)

#095 PARIAH
dcf3001 with:
Not quite a romantic city – a source of heartache for Quasimodo? (6)

#094 MICROSOFT
Shyam with:
Jobs disliked by everyone working here? (9)

#093 HALITOSIS
Dram with:
Is this ‘Old Labour’ leader a refreshing breath of fresh air? Not exactly (9)

#092 TOAST
Boxwood with:
Part of cottage, perhaps, burnt in fire (5)

#091 GOGGLES
Veer with:
Gawks at these underwater spectacles (7)

 #090 SLEW
7dGunPine with:
Some of my clues lewd? A lot more than some! (4) 

#089 CROSS
Kororareka with:
Assessor circumspect about impounding Ford Fusion (5)

 #088 THE ASHES
Cutlp with:
Cook – he has set this series on fire (3,5) 

#087 MUSEUM
Boaz with:
Where one may exhibit Rodin’s Think-er (6)

 #086 THANKSGIVING
Dram with:
When Turkey is carved up by the Americans, that’ll be a blessing (12)

 #085 TENURE
Old Scroat with:
Holding an office some from the right might consider unethical (6)

 #084 THIN ON THE GROUND
Sanhelmet with:
Rare item’s not good in reality (4,2,3,6)

#083 PUMPKIN
Cutlp with:
Prospective dance coach? (7)

#082 BLAST
Prolixic with:
Belt and robe returned to holy man (5)

#081 OFF THE RAILS
Dram with:
When playing, he riffs a lot like Hendrix in his later years (3,3,5)

#080 SCROTUM
Anax with:
Covering around cobblers (7)

#079 RUN
7dGunPine with:
Stefani Germanotta is going without cooked fat so eating meat sandwiches initially upsets head (3)

#078 STUMP
cutlp with:
Type of walking stick (5)

#077 BIGGLES
Penfold_61 with:
Frontrunners for “Best International Group” given ludicrously expensive sunglasses (Aviator) (7)

#076 TIMES SQUARE
anax with:
X denotes this – level crossing (5,6)

#075 HEADACHE
dcf3001 with:
Hidden within the ad, a cheeky message not to drink so much next time? (8)

#074 BANK HOLIDAY
Gazza with:
It’s an off-day for Hank, getting confused, with oil mistakenly put into rear washer, say (4,7)

#073 BARBADOS
Ayayay with:
Blacks initially transported abroad to begin slavery here (8)

#072 PERFUNCTORY
Dram with:
Slapdash, chaotic century for Pakistan’s opener (11)

#071 NECROMANCY
Gazza with:
Sinatra enthralled heart of collective memory with ‘Witchcraft’ (10)

#070 BALANCE
Kororareka with:
What could follow hanging in the square? (7)

#069 APOLLO
Cutlp with:
Theatre craft (6)

#068 CONTRACT
Mister Sting with:
Enter into agreement to create new cat with two heads and odd torso (8)

#067 BLANK
Dcf3001 with:
White king not quite able to move and capture knight (5)

#066 ACCENT
Cutlp with:
Maniac centre-forward’s pitch invasion (6)

#065 WATERING HOLE
Anax with:
Where to find barmaid – one with large bust (8,4)

#064 SERVICE
Gazza with:
Inebriated vicar, with no hint of apology, is engaged by diocese – for evensong possibly? (7)

#063 BLUNDER
Mattparry7 with:
Pound ruined! No-one around to fault! (7)

#062 HUNG OUT TO DRY
Cutlp with:
Punished for being a Tory ‘wet’? (4,3,2,3)

#061 IMPRESSION
Mister Sting with:
Broken promises in print (10)

#060 PROFLIGATE
Gazza with:
Unprincipled golfer taps in outrageously when playing partners are not visible (10)

#059 STRANGE BEDFELLOWS
Cutlp with:
Tory leader comes to an arrangement with Ed Balls and forges New Labour-Conservative partnership maybe (7,10)

#058 SEAT
Kororareka with:
Place to park behind castle? (4)

#057 LANDSCAPE
Dram with:
Dean claps wildly, creating a scene (9)

#056 RELOCATION
Pepsib with:
Move about site (10)

#055 VOLCANOES
Phisheep with:
They may blow their tops, but can love so tempestuously (9)

#054 CHALICE
Prolixic with:
Apparently such a licence may be held by a vicar? (7)

#053 SATELLITE DISH
Radikal with:
Lists the ideal conditions for receiving broadcast (9,4)

#052 CLOCKS
Gazza with:
Civil Service stifles forward views (6)

#051 SPRINGTIME
Boxwood with:
Part of the year to celebrate (around the 2nd and 3rd of April) on allotment (10)

#050 LEADERSHIP
Prolixic with:
Democrat and liberal swap places in franchise management (10)

#049 HARMONICA
Anax with:
It’s played in A minor, jazzy Hotel California cover (9)

#048 BLOGOSPHERE
Vinod.raman with:
Black gospel hero smashed all the records of modern times (11)

#047 EXHUMATION
Prolixic with:
Preparation required for necrophiliacs’ congess? (10)

#046 DESPICABLE
Gazza with:
Criminally spied on third-party moneyman to get low-down (10)

#045 AMATEUR DRAMATICS
Dram with:
Acting unprofessionally? (7,9)

#044 CHAMBERS
Boaz with:
More than one cavity search is botched – doctor is imprisoned (8)

#043 GREENGAGE
Thewizenedgnome with:
Variety of Victoria? King George, even in the good old days, has grand time (9)

#042 A RACE AGAINST TIME
phisheep with:
An urgent rush, perhaps with HMS Victory? (1,4,7,4)

#041 BIMBETTE
Boaz with:
Miss a slow one? Easily done! (8)

#040 TUNGSTEN
vinod.raman with:
An element of Tse-tung’s revolutionary term in Hunan (8)

#039 HALCYON
7dGunPine with:
Still there after almost half a century (7)

#038 BETHLEHEM
Boxwood with:
City speculate he’ll shortly return wearing skirt (9)

#037 BLOOD
thewizenedgnome with:
Wearing fancy short Little Black Dress, spectacles, Bride of Dracula is out for it (5)

#036 HEADSTRONG
Penfold61 with:
Determined pervert gets hard on (10)

#035 DOMINATION
anax with:
World of Leather starts to make individual gift boxes (10)

#034 DISENGAGE
Dram with:
Lose interest in radical design after great excitement initially (9)

#033 TOMBOY
anax with:
I’m not ladylike – there’s a sweaty smell to my dresses (6)

#032 COBBLE
vinod.raman with:
British athlete takes break between laps initially to fix shoes (6)

#031 BREATH OF FRESH AIR
Boaz with:
Drunken affair bothers her for a change (6,2,5,3)

#030 NUGGET
Kororareka with:
New gnu’s offspring’s a little dazzler (6)

#029 CHOLESTEROL
Penfold_61 with:
Cheryl’s taking husband to tribunal at last without hesitation. It breaks your heart (11)

#028 PICTURE POSTCARD
Boaz with:
One-sided correspondence? (7,8)

#027 FIGURE OF SPEECH
Vinod.raman with:
Flying pigs off cue here? On the contrary (6,2,6)

#026 TURN THE OTHER CHEEK
Kororareka with:
Go there with the choke out and throttle back at Wapping? (4,3,5,5)

#025 PEDIGREE
Boaz with:
Innocence – finally, Liberal peer took mine before breeding (8)

#024 PUNCH
7dGunPine with:
Drink from funny taps (5)

#023 SOPRANO
Penfold_61 with:
Source of high-pitched sounds picked up by sonar, possibly (7)

#022 FEMALE IMPERSONATOR
Vinod.raman with:
Man epilates more for turning into one? (6,12)

#021 COLLAPSE
anax with:
Founder of business with uncanny ability to see everything the wrong way (8)

#020 GLITTERATI
Kororareka with:
Who starts to regret infamy and tattle, suffering in private (10)

#019 FULL STOP
anax with:
Fruity bar and nothing else (4,4)

#018 – ENZYME
Shuchi with:
Catalyst for Zidane’s head butting into bewildered enemy? (6)

#017 – TOUR DE FRANCE
vinod.raman with:
Race tuned for cycling (4,2,6)

#016 – ORCHESTRA
anax with:
Wood was there before one man got into cultivating carrots (9)

#015 – INDEFENSIBLE
boxwood with:
See if bin Laden regroups after a detachment is disarmed (12)

#014 – PASSIONATE
kororareka with:
Greek isle close to heart in old romantic (10)

#013 – MICHAEL JACKSON
anax with:
He was part of a clan, suffering with no end of chimp jokes (7,7)

#012 – SEASON
Penfold_61 with:
Get old spice! (6)

#011 – MAGISTRATE
7dninepug with:
Motorway speed traps are the idea of court official (10)

#010 – DOUBLE-BARRELLED
anax with:
Constructed using only dual-bore components? (6-9)

#009 – MOAT
kororareka with:
Apposite remark closes a watertight defence (4)

#008 – SCUTTLE
retep with:
In a mess, let’s cut and run (7)

#007 – DOCTOR NO
kororareka with:
Do this to get on film? (6,2)

#006 – CREATURES
Penfold_61 with:
Kangaroo’s first to abandon wreck of ark – cue rest of the animal kingdom (9)

#005 – STRAIGHT BAT
anax with:
It’s the honest type that plays it, and criminal that grabs it (8,3)

#004 – CARD
kororareka with:
A comb over in conceited raconteur? Trump perhaps? (4)

#003 – MISSISSIPPI
Penfold_61 with:
Auditor’s wife and flower child in East End river (11)

#002 – AVOGADRO’S NUMBER
boxwood with:
Mole’s content to travel back, destroying roads with unfeeling hesitation, starting with the A5 (9,6)

#001 – SHORTSIGHTED
kororareka with:
Who tripped over a lot? (12)

Posted August 31, 2010 by Anax

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