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exigo

12th July 2009, 15:56
Rows with wild beasts? Good to escape! (5)

U_E_K

Not 100% on the U or the K -

The U comes from AMARACUS - A mum getting a thorn unfortunately when discarding old plant - the A MA is easy enough, but amaracus seems to be the only plant that fits.

The K is from: Fielder drinking masses of water when the sporting business has been half done - MID-WICKET, which again I'm not totally sure of. The mid seems fine, but I can't find any other field positions that would fit - ?I???T

Thanks for any suggestions
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jimc

12th July 2009, 16:25
Rows with wild beasts? Good to escape! (5) ...

... is TIERS, I think ('tigers' without the 'g' for good).

JimC
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harrhy

12th July 2009, 16:32
Could the old plant be Amaranth?
(Can't quite see why)
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jimc

12th July 2009, 17:07
MID-SEASON would fit ok (= MID-ON around SEAS).
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exigo

12th July 2009, 17:07
Many thanks both.

Which leaves M?D-?I?S?T for the other clue. I may have to triple check a few clues first.

Thanks again
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exigo

12th July 2009, 18:00
AMARANTH is correct. Many thanks

A MA + ATHORN minus the O(ld)

TIERS is also correct, easy with hindsight.

Working through the others to see where I've gone awry.
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exigo

12th July 2009, 18:24
Thanks to Harrhy and JimC.

It was indeed Mid Season - MID-ON plus SEAS. Having looked at the clues around this one again, it\'s now put to bed.

Cheers.
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