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twinsnan

15th September 2012, 21:15
Presumably that's where the L in twinkle comes from....taking over El Salvador That's what I've put.
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twinsnan

15th September 2012, 21:53
Now I've confused myself even more. It does say twinkie in dictionary....think it's twink because the 'American STARTS taking over', then el backwards gives twinkle then toes.
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bill

15th September 2012, 23:50
Thanks for that, Twinsnan, but I reckoned that 'starts [t]aking [o]ver [E]l [S]alvador' gives us the 'toes' on the end of the word.
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badger4

16th September 2012, 10:22
I agree with Bill. For the same reason, I had arrived at TOES as the last four letters of the answer but the fact that TWINKLETOES is not in Chambers is not a good sign, even though it is a good fit in many ways.
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escher

16th September 2012, 10:38
note quiz setter says
"Incidentally, Chambers Dictionary (10th Edition) is our main, but not sole, source of reference for definitions."

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sewskip

16th September 2012, 10:47
Twinkletoes does appear in Chamber's 10th.
Any hints on 18 please - Eve once made this paltry amount of money
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nonplussed

16th September 2012, 12:02
I'd got the TOES bit (from first letters), but still unhappy about the TWINKLE. The bimbo is TWINKIE. Very unlike Rainbow not to be spot on with a clue.
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badger4

16th September 2012, 12:15
OK - must buy 10th edition. Mine is out of date. EVE is an actor.
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felicity

16th September 2012, 13:30
Great to have the quiz again but finding it hard - about 70 so far. About 30 Twinkletoes does fulfil the first part of the question perfectly and the toes is the beginning of the last 4 words hence starts. Just going to look up actors as I was stuck on 18.
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twinsnan

16th September 2012, 13:32
Of course Bill, now I see what you meant. Still very odd though about the fact that it should be twinkie. Oh well, plenty more to struggle with for the next few weeks.
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