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pooksahib

30th July 2009, 16:02
Two today:
"In sleeveless tunics, met up to welcome poet" = tabards. Bard=poet but how is the TAS arrived at?
"Doctor has right to be classic actor's assistant" = dresser. DR+R leaves ESSE. Beats me...

Many thanks.
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trevor

30th July 2009, 16:34
If you type "define:esser" into google,
Apparently esser can mean "to be".

teneuously (if it is a down clue,and if met can mean sat) Met up =sat
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trevor

30th July 2009, 18:09
met and sat can both mean held a meeting. so met up = tas

to try and be a bit clearer about the other clue,

dr(esser) where esser means "right to exist" in a classical language
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trevor

30th July 2009, 18:40
Hi again Poosahib,
This is getting embarrasing.
Esser doesn't mean "right to exist" it just means "to be" as some sort of linking thing in Linguitics.

so; to be, classic = esser
(read from the)Right = backwards (in across clues) = resse.
resse inside Dr = Dresser.

third and final answer (I'd bet that's what you're all hoping).
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jimc

30th July 2009, 19:25
Hi. My turn for a shot at this ....

I think 'esse' is (classical) Latin meaning 'to be'.

So, 'r' + 'esse' both contained within 'dr' would make 'dresser'.

JimC
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trevor

30th July 2009, 19:35
At last, some sense on this thread. thank you JimC.
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pooksahib

31st July 2009, 07:34
Wow. Thanks lads. (Still can't see a normal person interchanging Met and Sat...)
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