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jazzgirl

5th October 2012, 08:43
pink ? double definition
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tombola

5th October 2012, 10:44
Thanks Jazzgirl. An odd clue.
Pinking is the noise an engine makes when its knocking but- plant?
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jazzgirl

5th October 2012, 10:46
hi tombola
Pinks (flowers) also called Dianthus. They are similar to carnations
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tombola

5th October 2012, 10:47
Still can't get the other one.
Wiping out memory, spare article that’s saved (7)
l-t-e-n.
spare could be lean around a that is ie
so letiean?
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jazzgirl

5th October 2012, 10:55
Lethean spare + the
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jazzgirl

5th October 2012, 10:56
sorry, lean + the
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tombola

5th October 2012, 12:09
Of course Jazzgirl. Thanks. I still don't know the word lethean
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tombola

5th October 2012, 12:17
Jazzgirl. What have you got for 25a in the times cryptic please?
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rosalind

5th October 2012, 12:30
If you drink from the River Lethe in the underworld, you forget everything.
Someone wrote "No, no, go not to Lethe, neither twist / Wolf's bane ..for its poisonous wine." OK. Keats Ode to Melancholy.
p@ may well accuse me of showing off. Guilty.
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jazzgirl

5th October 2012, 12:31
sorry tombola, I don't have the xword today. Lethean comes from the word Lethe (a river of the underworld, causing forgetfulness to those who drank from it !)
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