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amy

12th May 2009, 09:56
Hi,
Can anyone help please with 8d?
\'Waitress suggesting cake, perhaps, hands round grand one\' (5,4)
B?N?Y ?I?L
Bunny girl?? But can\'t work out word-play.
Many thanks ...
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diana

12th May 2009, 10:07
Hi Amy, I put bunny girl
Bunny for the cake part of the clue and g-grand i-one, and r and l --left and right hands to spell girl.

13a and d I've put Switchback and Scallywag.
Do you think they are right ?
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amy

12th May 2009, 10:26
Thanks, Diana, I'd got the 'bun, grand & I' and like your R & L for 'hands'.
Perhaps the 'perhaps' means make an adjective out of 'bun' to get 'bunny'!!??

Yes I have 'switchback' and 'scallywag'.
'switch' is 'stick' and 'back' a rugby player,
'switchback' goes up and down.

With 'scallywag', I think 'sc' is
'that is/namely'. entirely 'all', 'y' unknown,
'wag'/comedian.

Hope it helps, Amy

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trevor

12th May 2009, 10:49
Sc does come from "that is"= ie.
"Sc is a digraph used in Italian to write the sound before the front vowel letters e, i. It is used for in French and English words like science."
Hope you can understand that better than I do.

Switchback = "A zigzag path or road on a steep hill; A hairpin bend; (dated?) A roller coaster; To zigzag"
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diana

12th May 2009, 11:04
Thanks Amy and Trevor,
Could you tell me if I've got these two right please ?
19a Lead up to
18d Pulsar
Don't quite get get the clue for 19a
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trevor

12th May 2009, 11:09
18d is quasar as = when filling(inside) a couple of pints short = quar(t)
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diana

12th May 2009, 11:16
Thanks Trevor
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trevor

12th May 2009, 11:20
re 10a dup=Democratic Unionist Party, and then I'm guessing dup is housed by (inside) "Lea to" where Lea may by an archaic (old) word for lend or hire.
that is only a guess tho.
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trevor

12th May 2009, 11:25
sorry, that should be - re 19a.
for anyone who doesn't have the clue, it is.
To prepare for a party hire out old houses(4,2,2)
l?a? u? t?
maybe you can see something we are missing.
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trevor

12th May 2009, 12:29
Doh! "a party" = "A" dup inside let (hire out) o old
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