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jazzgirl

27th November 2012, 15:33
hi wally
The clue for 21d is
Extinct bird finally brought in ditch
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pipesmoker

27th November 2012, 16:37
Hi, all, quite straight forward, but I thought 1 down was a wee bit obscure.

For 21 down: What to do when we omit a clue.

Moan.

Hope all are well.

P
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chrise

27th November 2012, 16:42
I was going to ask about the parsing of 1dn, but eventually I saw how it works. Without giving too much away, "a knight" is inside the word for deciding.
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jazzgirl

27th November 2012, 16:48
chrise
Not sure I've got the correct answer now!
I have a word meaning "having kittens" but how can AN be a knight? Being extra thick here.
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chrise

27th November 2012, 16:56
N is used to designate a knight in chess (more recently, at least).
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jazzgirl

27th November 2012, 16:57
Thanks chrise. I always thought it was K, but I've not played chess for years.
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chrise

27th November 2012, 16:58
K was (and still is) King; Kt used to be used for Knight, but obviously N uses less ink.
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jazzgirl

27th November 2012, 16:59
Really having a bad day. Of course K is King.Duh!
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magworth

27th November 2012, 17:26
Hi everybody! I`ve got `campari` for 16ac.
Will someone please tell me if that`s right - and if so, why??? Mags.
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chrise

27th November 2012, 17:28
Ingenious, mags, but unfortunately I don't think it's correct.
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