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ab

30th September 2012, 11:48
S weep?
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ab

30th September 2012, 11:50
Novenas?
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bear of lb

30th September 2012, 11:52
Thanks to ab & jazzgirl - I should have seen both of those bu the tired mind is too battered from looking to spot what's in front of it!!

I thought possibly SWEEP but I can't twist it mentally to fit the clue......
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jazzgirl

30th September 2012, 11:53
series of prayers = Novena
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ab

30th September 2012, 11:53
Keen is to weep + son s - sweep to make a quick pass (as with the hands)
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jazzgirl

30th September 2012, 11:54
sorry, didn't spot AB. Novenas
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ab

30th September 2012, 11:55
Long shot - Soviets?
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bear of lb

30th September 2012, 12:00
Thanks, again, to both of you.

I had thought of NOVENAS but was discouraged by my inability to think of SOVIETS.

Now I can go to say the midday Office with fewer distractions...............
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turast

1st October 2012, 12:20
21Dn Sound of German rising for series of prayers. (7)
DEF = Series of prayers
SOUND = SANE
OF GERMAN = VON
SOLUTION = NOVENAS (SANEVON reversed)

27Ac True struggle disheartened this old union's members (7)
DEF = old Unions's members =SOVIETS
TRUE = SO (sat it isn't SO)
STRUGGLE = VIE
THIS DISHEARTENED = T(hi)S
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