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birdie

1st May 2009, 13:14
Hi,


I have one left in today's Toughie.

Nurse outside exit waving goodbye to French people in the grid? (7)

-i-tee-

Can anyone help?
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fallingstarr

1st May 2009, 13:18
sixteen
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birdie

1st May 2009, 13:22

Thanks so much. I wish I could see why!
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fallingstarr

1st May 2009, 13:26
Cos it fits - but I guess I shouldn't say that on this site cos you all seem a pretty serious lot! But at 10.30pm anything will do.
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birdie

1st May 2009, 13:36

OK, I see the cross reference to Au revoir (16d) now.

Thanks again and enjoy the rest of the evening.
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trevor

1st May 2009, 14:03
Nurse outside exit waving goodbye to French people in the grid?
i can see, SEN (state enrolled NURSE) written around an anagram of EXIT (exit waving) but as for the rest of the clue...??
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birdie

1st May 2009, 14:19

Hi Trevor,

The answer relates to another answer, 16 across, which is "au revoir". I don't remember seeing a clue like this before.
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trevor

1st May 2009, 14:57
Ah, now I geddit.
Thanks birdie.
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big dave

1st May 2009, 16:06
There are two clues like this in the same puzzle, and I missed the other one until it was pointed out to me.

11a Cross borne by someone of "18", maybe a bull-headed individual (8)

In this the "18" refers to 18 across, which is the one being discussed in this thread.
(The answer is on the blog at http://bigdave44.com/)
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birdie

1st May 2009, 17:03
Hi Big Dave,

Yes I can see that now. I got the answer from "bull-headed individual", along with a couple of letters I already had, which made it fairly obvious, so I didn't make the connection to "minor".

Fantastic to find your blog - I'll be checking in regularly!

Birdie

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