Cancel Report This Post

Please fill out the form below with your name, e-mail address and the reason(s) you wish to report this post.

 

Crossword Help Forum
Forum Rules

sally

6th June 2009, 16:21
I'm really stuck on 8d and 50a

Can anyone help? Thanks

Sally
1 of 6  -   Report This Post

sally

6th June 2009, 16:30
Just thought - these are the clues:

8d. Upstanding European man, a brick (5)

50a. Party minister backing argument (6)

Thanks again.

Sally
2 of 6  -   Report This Post

trevor

6th June 2009, 16:53
A bit unsure but 8d could be Adobe (a dried mud brick)

"European man, a" = "E bod A" backwards (upstanding - as it is a down clue).

"bod" short for body/person/man might be pushing it a bit.
3 of 6  -   Report This Post

sally

6th June 2009, 17:28
Thanks for 8d Trevor! I forgot to put the letter I have in for the 50a clue.

They are - E - B - L

At first I thought the answer was member, but the last letter is definitely L, and the words I can think of that will fit don't make any sense as far as I can see to the clue.

Thanks again for your help.

Sally
4 of 6  -   Report This Post

trevor

6th June 2009, 17:35
verbal (arguement)
backwards is LAB(our) REV(erant) - party minister.
5 of 6  -   Report This Post

sally

6th June 2009, 18:32
Gosh, you are clever - Thanks Trevor - I can see now you've explained (I wouldn't have got the REV bit)

Many thanks.

Sally
6 of 6  -   Report This Post