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santaslittlehelper

25th November 2012, 16:47
13a - recall one hundred odd swallowing drop of special medicine (7). Answer = nostrum

one hundred back (ton)
swallowing drop of special (s)
odd (rum)
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santaslittlehelper

25th November 2012, 16:50
17d - Flush? Reportedly posted a trivial amount of money (3,4)

Agree with red cent

flush - red
reportedly posted - (c)sent
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catcharmer

25th November 2012, 16:52
Thanks very much, both of you.

I meant red cent, not red cap. Can anyone explain the rationale behind red cent?
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rusty

25th November 2012, 16:53
See post 5.
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catcharmer

25th November 2012, 18:00
Thank you, Rusty. But can you explain why that's the answer?
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torquemada

25th November 2012, 18:05
Post 5 explains it perfectly.

Flush = red

reportedly posted = sent = cent

a trivial amount of money = definition
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catcharmer

25th November 2012, 18:05
Oh, sorry - didn't read Post 5 carefully. Thanks very much, Santaslittlehelper and Rusty.
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rusty

25th November 2012, 18:08
A red cent was an old American copper coin worth very little.
Flush can mean, go red.
Cent sounds like sent.
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catcharmer

25th November 2012, 18:14
And torquemada
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