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jolan

29th October 2009, 13:30
Completely stuck on three (usually not) and one explanation.
9A Magic headline - an adaptation from Puccini (3,6,6) C?E ?E?I?A ?A?I?A. Looks like an anag of 'magic headline an'.
27A. Festival choice includes Schubert overture (6) ?E?A??
20D Eucalyptus in pot starts to reach amazing heights(6) ?A?R??

Explanation.
13D. Point to essential part a serpent-nymph had in wedding hymns (11) EPITHALAMIA.
PS. The final A is my 27A 'A'
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jimc

29th October 2009, 13:40
Hi Jolan.

9a. is an anagram "Che gelida manina", I think from La Boheme.

JimC
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jimc

29th October 2009, 13:46
I think for 13d. ... 'e'/east + 'pith'/essential part of trees + 'a lamia'/Greek mythological serpent-person.

JimC
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jolan

29th October 2009, 13:46
Many thanks, Jim C
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jolan

29th October 2009, 13:50
Super and 'spot on' explanation Jim. I'd NEVER have found it!
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jimc

29th October 2009, 13:54
Bet you would have really Jolan.

Am still struggling with the others ... (don't hold your breath).

JimC
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jimc

29th October 2009, 14:01
27a. pesach = Jewish festival ('peach'/choice containing 'S'chubert).

JimC
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jimc

29th October 2009, 14:07
20d. jarrah = 'jar'/pot + first letters of words 'reach amazing heights'.

JimC
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jolan

29th October 2009, 14:07
Gee! Super solving Jim. Many thanks. Thanks to you it's now JARRAH a eucalyptus. jar + Reach Amazing Heights.
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jolan

29th October 2009, 14:08
SNAP!
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