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Irish Times (Simplex) Jul 21 2007

'The road to . . . . is paved with good intentions' HELL
A flirtatious woman COQUETTE
A life-giving drink ELIXIR
A long boring section, say in a book LONGUEUR
A writer of old SCRIBE
A writing stick PENCIL
Amused by Gorgon MEDUSA
An angry storm as in Shakespeare play TEMPEST
Conan Doyle's sleuth, . . . . . . . . Holmes SHERLOCK
Cure-alls PANACEAS
Dispirited and lonely, being so elated DESOLATE
Evils or sicknesses ILLS
Feelers or aerials ANTENNAE
French edible snail ESCARGOT
Hanging cover forming shelter over bed or throne CANOPY
Hearing for actor seeking role in play AUDITION
Informally drunk, lacking nether limbs LEGLESS
Intense emotion opposite to love HATE
Jump down on suddenly POUNCE
Kings and royal rulers MONARCHS
Learned like Hero's lover in Greek legend LEANDER
Loud or harsh sounds NOISES
Make known publicly or to an audience ANNOUNCE
No gore seen in this American state OREGON
Patches I apply to composition drawn from various sources PASTICHE
Person who supplies food for social events CATERER
Possessing fine flow of words ELOQUENT
Put to flight, scattered ROUTED
Song from an opera ARIA
Songs of praise or triumph PAEANS
The majestic or imposing month AUGUST
The Sea around Scandinavia BALTIC
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