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bob

31st July 2009, 08:24
Hi Folks,

I'm still stuck on two from yesterdays crossword.

Repeat plan to capture bird's father P-O---A-E
I think procreate, but not sure. Propagate also fits but can't see why it should be.
Second clue is Athlete's maintenance 7,7. First word must be running followed by -E-A---
Middle letter of first answer is also sixth letter of second one.

Would be grateful for any suggestions.

Thanks

Bob
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mike b

31st July 2009, 09:16
I think it will be 'running repairs', which I guess makes procreate right, but I can't see why!
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the alchemist

31st July 2009, 10:09
Repeat plan to capture bird's father P-O---A-E

It is PROCREATE = to father.
Anagram of REPEAT around ROC (bird).
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bob

31st July 2009, 13:12
Thank you both.

I knew I would kick myself when I got the answer to Athlete's maintenance!

Good to get an explanation why the other is procreate - I assumed it was repeat rearrranged but the roc bit I was struggling to justify.

Cheers

Bob
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