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janie

8th June 2009, 17:46
3 dn: African starling's neat attempt to circle rook (2-4). O-/B-R-

Is it 'OXBIRD'? Can't work out why.
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big dave

8th June 2009, 17:52
Janie

Neat is an old word for cattle, hence OX. Attempt is BID and this is around (to circle) R(ook) - chess notation.
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janie

8th June 2009, 18:12
Thank you so much! I'd got it all but the 'neat=ox' bit!
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