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fifi45

20th May 2009, 09:22
20a - I have Eugene Onegin but don\'t understand why that may be the answer! Can someone explain please?
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mr griffin

20th May 2009, 09:28
fifi45

I don't take that publication. What is the clue and I'll try and help.
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fifi45

20th May 2009, 09:30
the clue is "Musical work from American playwright badly lacking spirit" (6,6)
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mr griffin

20th May 2009, 09:48
Sorry. I'm not much help here. Which letters have you got so far?
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fifi45

20th May 2009, 09:51
E-G-N- O-E-I-
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mr griffin

20th May 2009, 10:02
I think you are right. It is EUGENE ONEGIN (musical work) derived as follows.
EUGENE O'NEILL (American playwright) badly (ILL) lacking = EUGENE ONE + GIN (spirit).
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fifi45

20th May 2009, 10:04
thank you - it's clearer now!
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