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tgi paul

7th October 2012, 21:31
Can anyone please explain the reasoning behind 1ac & 1d?

1ac) 'Flower - stroke a little one, say'
I've got Orchid, and can see the i for one, but don't understand the stroke part

1d) 'Charity award that's accepted by footballers'
I've got Oxfam, for charity, and can see FA for footballers, but don't understand the award part

Any help gratefully received!
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andyc

7th October 2012, 21:34
The "say" part of the clue indicates that the answer will sound like...so oar/or sounds like
stroke and kid/chid for little one.
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tgi paul

7th October 2012, 21:40
Thanks! I understand what 'say' indicates, bu didn't see the OAR & KID at all! Must be more tired than I realised!

Thank you!
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andyc

7th October 2012, 21:45
Sorry, hope I didn't offend... I can't get the X in Oxfam... as you say fa for footballers and the award OM.
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tgi paul

7th October 2012, 21:50
Not at all Andy!

Thanks for the OM too! Hadn't spotted that either! D'oh! (",)
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andyc

7th October 2012, 21:54
I just found that by = x in my Chambers Crossword Dictionary...so that should be it!
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bullfrog

7th October 2012, 21:56
As in multiplication...
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andyc

7th October 2012, 21:57
Ah thanks for that Bullfrog.
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tgi paul

7th October 2012, 22:02
Tenuous, but I get it!

Thanks all!
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