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jim

30th August 2009, 11:21
How does Camera Obscura work, please? It's bugging me!
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suki

30th August 2009, 11:26
Camera obscura

a darkened enclosure in which images of outside objects are projected through a small aperture or lens onto a facing surface
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jim

30th August 2009, 11:29
Er...

I wanted to know how the answer fitted the clue!
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suki

30th August 2009, 11:34
What's the clue?
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jim

30th August 2009, 11:38
Former 18 member, missing on distinctive quality in it, has died: namely the black hole? (6,7)

18 is Bullingdon - the Oxford luncheon club of which Cameron was a member. This gives CAMER, but the rest of the wordplay eludes me?
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aljanon

30th August 2009, 12:01
My interpretation would be.
Cameron minus on gives camer.
Distinctive quality is aura.
Within that is died which is obs (obituaries) and a colon (c)

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suki

30th August 2009, 12:14
Aljanon

Totally impressed with you logic. I'd never have fathomed it out.
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jim

30th August 2009, 12:16
Wow!

That's one convoluted clue! Thanks for explaining.
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