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1. It was she who composed the diminutive article.

2. Displaying a jelly roll in gastronomic splendor.

3. No surprise; the best ones are rarely inexpensive.

4. You can usually find Jane singing at her studio.

5. She's the sister of an old friend.

6. Was Amos smoking, again, outside?

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a rolling stone gathers no moss

think Time Out was going for appropriate anagrams within the clues which got me going -

2. Displaying a jelly roll in gastronomic splendor.

3. No surprise; the best ones are rarely inexpensive.

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a rolling stone gathers no moss

think Time Out was going for appropriate anagrams within the clues which got me going -

2. Displaying a jelly roll in gastronomic splendor.

3. No surprise; the best ones are rarely inexpensive.

Now the numbers make sense. I thought it meant length of words.

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I don't get this at all.

1. It was she who composed the diminutive article.-1

2. Displaying a jelly roll in gastronomic splendor.-3

3. No surprise; the best ones are rarely inexpensive.-2

4. You can usually find Jane singing at her studio.-4

5. She's the sister of an old friend.-2

6. Was Amos smoking, again, outside?-2

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1. It was she who composed the diminutive article.-1

2. Displaying a jelly roll in gastronomic splendor.-3

3. No surprise; the best ones are rarely inexpensive.-2

4. You can usually find Jane singing at her studio.-4

5. She's the sister of an old friend.-2

6. Was Amos smoking, again, outside?-2

I understand the answers, but I have no clue how people knew what to look for.

Where does the title come from?

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I understand the answers, but I have no clue how people knew what to look for.

Where does the title come from?

Ever ask two questions then realize they answer each other?

I'm not good at this type of puzzle -- math and logic is more to my liking.

But thought I'd look into them. Part of the solution is to discover what to look for.

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