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jerry

7th June 2009, 18:11
I wonder if anbody can help me with this?
1aCopper seizes pot,to be taken back for specialised
study(8) BA??LOG? The third letter may be T and the
only answer I can think of is BATOLOGY which is the
study of brambles.
Regards to all,
Jerry
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jimc

7th June 2009, 19:29
Hi Jerry.

LOTA is a type of water bottle / pot.
BOGY is slang for a policeman / copper.

So, you're right about BATOLOGY, I think.

BW.
JimC
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jerry

7th June 2009, 20:05
Hi Jim,
Thank you for that; heard of a busy, but not a bogy,and did not know the lota bit.
Regards and BW.
Jerry
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alan

7th June 2009, 21:00
Hi folks,

Less of a grind this week, or perhaps I was more up to the 'merk' ! The 'popular' version of that word was interesting - for an idle moment or two I pondered who wore/wears such an item (and why)!

The number of times I have been to Italy and yet I had never heard of the 21d.

More time for the Azed I suppose...

Best wishes,
Alan
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jerry

7th June 2009, 21:31
Only one other problem with 15a
Note displaced native leaving SE Asian people(4)
I have put MESE for this;mese is a keynote,ME is the
third note of the tonic-solfa scale +SE,but what is the connexion with displaced native people?
Thank you in advance,
Jerry
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jerry

7th June 2009, 21:31
Only one other problem with 15a
Note displaced native leaving SE Asian people(4)
I have put MESE for this;mese is a keynote,ME is the
third note of the tonic-solfa scale +SE,but what is the connexion with displaced native people?
Thank you in advance,
Jerry
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alan

7th June 2009, 22:38
Hi Jerry

I'm afraid that, as often with Mephisto, once I had a key link between the clue and apparent answer (Note=mese) I made the 'leap of faith'. The only Asian people link with MESE I can find is MACANESE, which may be quite irrelevant ! The Macanese are an old Portugese colony in a region of China. Unfortunately, ACAN doesn't seem to be a 'native' that can be 'displaced' to leave 'mese'.

Hopefully all will become clear.

Alan
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jerry

8th June 2009, 11:03
Hi Alan,
I am glad I am not the only one at a loss with
this,thank you for the input. Am now having a tussle
with the Azed.You will see a post on it later today.
Best wishes,
Jerry
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brian

9th June 2009, 11:45
> I'm afraid that, as often with Mephisto, once I > had a key link between the clue and apparent > answer (Note=mese) I made the 'leap of faith'. > The only Asian people link with MESE I can find > is MACANESE, which may be quite irrelevant !

MESE comes from the letters of Vietnamese minus the letters of native
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jimc

9th June 2009, 12:07
Hi.

I got round to this crossword today.

The explanation for 15a is to remove an anagram of 'native' from 'vietnamese' to give 'mese'.

As for 21d, I think the police in question may have only operated in areas controlled by the Pope and so may not be widespread across Italy but only within an internal state (ie the Vatican).

BW.
JimC
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