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geoff

30th May 2009, 14:38
25 ac old coat i replaced with article from abroad

23 dn she cried " new one on order"

and why is 26 ac "nut"
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patsyann

30th May 2009, 14:52
Several compilers have recently been using the word 'regularly' to mean every other letter of a word. So nut is formed from the regular letters of insult.

25 ac is exotica (ex for old, then anagram of a coat)
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becks

30th May 2009, 14:55
23 d is NIOBA N = NEW I = ONE OBE = ORDER OF BRITAIN EMPIRE. Nioba is a greek god who cried out while her 17 chiledren were slaughtered.
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patsyann

30th May 2009, 14:56
Sorry - forgot about 23 down. Answer is Niobe - daughter of Tantalus who wept for her slain children, was turned into stone and the stone continued to weep!
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robert

30th May 2009, 14:57
25ac Ex(old) otica (coat i replaced) = exotica
23d N (new) i (one) obe (order of the British Empire) = Niobe her children were killed and she was turned to stone after annoying the Gods Apollo & Diana

26ac. even in the clue iNsUlT
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