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pooksahib

24th September 2009, 19:30
I see today's puzzle has foxed more than just me. Makes a change...

"Retired hatter I believe supplies what priest wears" = beretta (which I know is a priest's hat.)

"Earhole accident: retained this in it perhaps?" = cochlea (part of ear). At first glance, this looked like an anagram of earhole...

Many thanks.
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trevor

24th September 2009, 19:35
hi pook. kick yuself.
biretta (an "i" instead of "e") is written backwards in the clue.
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jimc

24th September 2009, 19:39
Hi PS.

The priest's hat is spelled biretta. This word appears in reverse in the clue.

Take 'retained' out of 'Earhole accident' and you are left with the letters to make 'cochlea'.

JimC
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pooksahib

24th September 2009, 19:48
Thanks gents. I'll give myself a gentle kick I think. S'been a busy day...
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