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caroline

17th November 2008, 19:02
My apologies but I am a learner. I have progressed slowly from the Observer everyman but find the Guardian very difficult.
Any help with these 2 would be appreciated.
11a 'Man with neck broken for introducing 1 across.'
1 across answer is 'cat and mouse act' This was an act introduced in 1913 where prisoners who went on hunger strike in jail were released and then rearrested when they had regained their health. It was introduced by Herbert Henry Asquith but have no idea how this fits the clue.
Also
17a Gain order in order with border 3,6

I dont have any letters for either clue.
Thanks so much
Caroline
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mike b

17th November 2008, 19:39
Hi Caroline

RIO GRANDE is an anagram of 'gain order' and is the border between Texas and Mexico.

How many letters in the other clue?
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caroline

17th November 2008, 19:45
Brilliant thank you Brian. How do you do it so quickly.
Sorry about the first clue. There are 7 letters
Thanks
Caroline x
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mike b

17th November 2008, 20:42
Apparently the Home Secretary who introduced the 'Cat and Mouse' Act was called McKenna (anagram of man + neck) so I think that must be the answer.

PS My name isn't Brian!
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caroline

17th November 2008, 22:09
Aagh how embarrassing! Sorry Mike I think I must have remembered the B when i came to reply. Really sorry.
Thanks for your help - I think that was really obscure so well done for getting that.
Cheers
carolinexx
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joan cleeks

18th November 2008, 15:15
anybody help with 8a?
I make it N?U?T but can't find any word that fits
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royston bowden

18th November 2008, 15:23
?NAUNT (arch. mine aunt)
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joan cleeks

18th November 2008, 15:56
thanks RB,
this was my best guess based on chiNA UNTil
but very obscure!
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