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dougglos

8th June 2009, 21:30
I'm stuck on two answers in a local quiz, in which the subject is "Birds", and wonder if anyone can throw any light on these:-

1. You could fly this bird, or drink it, or take it to B&Q

2. Leaping enforcer.

I am absolutely stumped, so any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks.
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jimb

8th June 2009, 22:33
Dougglos

number of words/letters?
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dougglos

8th June 2009, 23:10
Sorry, JimB - it is just a 100 question quiz with cryptic clues, each answer being the name of a bird. For example (and this is one of the corniest!!) : "Thank you for the Renault", the answer being Ptarmigan (Ta, Megane!!) Ouch!!
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helena

8th June 2009, 23:22
1. merlin - air craft, fish, bird of prey
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dougglos

9th June 2009, 00:35
Thanks, Helena - I'm having difficulty with the "Take it to B&Q" part - people usually bring things back from B&Q!! Thanks all the same for your suggestion.

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jimc

9th June 2009, 00:42
I think the first one is KINGFISHER (an airline, a beer, the DIY store owner).

JimC
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dougglos

9th June 2009, 06:01
Brilliant, JimC ! Now just the "enforcer" clue to get. Many thanks for your help.
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yoshik

9th June 2009, 08:20
Trout as it leaps and "out" is what an enforcer may do.
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bullfrog

9th June 2009, 09:27
Yoshik, I think trout might just stretch the definition of 'Birds' a little too far!
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jimc

9th June 2009, 10:17
Hi again.

A bit of a longshot here, but maybe the second answer is CROSSBILL.

BILL (police) would be the enforcer.
CROSS could be as in 'leap across' or could be taken to mean 'angry' (in which case a better clue might have been 'Hopping enforcer').

On the other hand, this may all be a terrible red herring (or brown trout).

JimC
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