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janie

10th September 2009, 21:23
Hi Guys ... haven't been on for a little while ... trying to wean myself off (soooo addictive...). Anyway, explanations (I think), please:

Pagan chessmen: one knight left out (7) INFIDEL

Footwear this old would get ruined (5) SABOT

Many thanks, Janie
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jimc

10th September 2009, 21:27
Hi Janie.

Pagan chessmen: one knight left out (7) INFIDEL = i (1) + n (abbr. for knight in chess) + Fidel (Castro, left winger).

JimC
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bullfrog

10th September 2009, 21:32
Footwear this old would get ruined
SABOT (a type of clog) + AGED (old) = SABOTAGED (ruined)
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janie

10th September 2009, 21:34
Thanks so much, you two. Liked the second clue better. There seem to be too many words in the first!

Cheers, J
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trevor

10th September 2009, 22:19
build slightly on JimC's answer.
i (1) + n (abbr. for knight in chess) + L (left).
All of which is written around "FIDE"

see here
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FIDE



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jimc

10th September 2009, 22:21
Hi again Janie.

You are quite right to be suspicious of the explanation that I gave to the first clue as I was incorrect.

I think it should be ...

... 'i'(1) + 'n'(knight abbr.) + 'FIDE'(international chess federation) + 'l'(left).

Nothing to do with Fidel Castro !

JimC
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jimc

10th September 2009, 22:22
Ah thanks Trevor, you saw it too )

JimC
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