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endanger

15th May 2009, 14:58
3d Have no affection for cold venue (6)

20d Shrine, old, got abandoned (6)

36a Air stifling before dawn (6)

Many thanks
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mollie

15th May 2009, 15:14
Hi Endanger. 3d, Frigid?
36a Clammy?
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jimc

15th May 2009, 18:35
Hi.

20d is ORACLE (O=old + RACLE=hasty/abandoned).

Best Wishes.
JimC
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big dave

15th May 2009, 19:24

jimc

16th May 2009, 00:18
Oh!

The answer to 20d given on the Answerbank is DAGOBA (a type of buddhist shrine). If that's the right answer, what is the wordplay?

JimC
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trevor

16th May 2009, 11:17
I don't get any of the above 3 (as far as wordplay goes) if the answers given at AB are correct.
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jimc

16th May 2009, 11:44
Hi Trevor.

As far as ORACLE (a shrine) goes ...

RACLE is an alternative spelling of RAKEL, used by Chaucer (in Troilus and Criseyde) to mean hasty/reckless/rash. I extrapolated this to mean 'abandoned' (in the sense of 'While drunk, he behaved in an abandoned way').

I may be a step (or several) too far, though.

BW.
JimC
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jimc

16th May 2009, 11:46
Perhaps someone could let us know what any firm intersecting letters are, for any of the three clues?
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trevor

16th May 2009, 11:52
Thanks for that JimC, but I was refering to the answers given at AB;
Unlove
Dagoba
Aurora
(I don't really see Frigid or Clammy being correct either. I wish I had some suggestions rather than just being negative).
Can anyone enlighten me?
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jimc

16th May 2009, 11:55
Ah, sorry, just my paranoia.

I agree with you - I don't understand any of the wordplays for the other given answers.
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