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crombie

3rd May 2009, 17:23
Clue. Vegetable a go-go taking precedence (5,6)

Answer, I think, GREEN PEPPER

Logic

go = GREEN

go = PEP

taking precedence = PER?? Why??

Explanation???
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big dave

3rd May 2009, 19:03
It looks to me like that construct that has become common of using per, as in miles per hour, as being equivalent to a or an, as in miles an hour.

Hence you get "a" with "go-go" taking precedence as PER with GREEN PEP taking precedence.
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crombie

3rd May 2009, 19:25
Big Dave

Gotcha (as the Sun infamously said) so a, as in three times "a" day, is equivalent to three times "per" day.

I can now send of the latest Guardian prize croossword "lottery" with a high degree of confidence
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