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pooksahib

27th October 2009, 19:21
You've to be careful how you express yourself sometimes. Re-reading my post of yesterday, I see I gave the impression I'd never heard of the economist, Keynes. By Milton Keynes, I meant that I took that to be the 'area' in the clue. I'm occasionally daft but not always. Anyway, to today's puzzle...

Show love? Could be lost cause as it hasn't succeeded = osculate. An anagram but I can't see how the 2nd S is discarded from Lost Cause.

Bird's big victim = osprey. Am I right in thinking that OS is 'outsize' (big)?

Many thanks.
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jimc

27th October 2009, 19:27
Hi PS.

I think the clue probably should have been:
Show love? Could be a lost cause as it hasn't succeeded. ('a lost cause' without 'as').

'OS' = outsize.

JimC
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terry

27th October 2009, 19:28
1. anagram of lost cause without an S. it's an anagram for "show love - osculate" because it hasn't got "S" for succeeded.

2. yes
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jimc

27th October 2009, 19:33
On further thought, maybe the clue is ok.

Take 's' for succeeded' out of 'lost cause' and then form the anagram.

JimC
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jimc

27th October 2009, 19:33
What Terry said.
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pooksahib

27th October 2009, 19:34
Thanks lads.
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trevor

27th October 2009, 20:09
It's sometimes hard to give answers without being patronising but I doubt that everyone reading that thread would know Maynard Keynes.
So I think it is best to try and explain the whole of the wordplay - or just give the answer.
ps. Thank you to Noel for explaing "shut", that one really bugged me.

(for anyone interested it was here)
http://www.crosswordsolver.org/forum/29389/offset/10

BW trevor
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