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suziem

26th May 2009, 13:17
Last clue which is defeating me. Any help would be welcome

Ox from X? (4) _E_T

Thanks
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royston

26th May 2009, 14:59
Dear Suzie,

I think the answewr is NEAT, though quite why escapes me (white win don't help!). It is an old word for oxen and cattle.

Royston
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kena

26th May 2009, 15:11
Excellent answer Royston.
Anagram of A (from) and TEN (X).
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suziem

26th May 2009, 15:21
Royston and KenA

Many thanks to you both --looks like the correct answer. Now to post it off

Cheers
SuzieM
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mollie

26th May 2009, 15:28
Nice to see you back Royston, hope you are well
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royston

26th May 2009, 15:53
Dear Mollie,

Thanks for your kind regards I have rather been through the medical mill in the last year but hopefully the daily bucket of pills will keep me going!

Royston
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trevor

26th May 2009, 18:30
Hi KenA, can you explain how, "from" = "A" for me please?
Is it a foreign term, used in names?
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the joker

26th May 2009, 18:47
Hi Trevor

The \"a\" comes from Latin and is a preposition meaning from.
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kena

26th May 2009, 19:03
Hi Trevor,

The Joker is correct. The example given in Chambers is Thomas a Kempis (Thomas from Kempen).
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trevor

26th May 2009, 19:10
Thanks to you both,
I did think of Thomas a Beckett.(then I thought his middle name might be alan).
I was on the right track(ish) then, with it being Somebody A Someplace?
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