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ab

27th November 2012, 13:42
Aristo re 4 I think you speak more truth than you think.....
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jolan

27th November 2012, 13:45
Just taking a wee peek in before going for my constitutional (it's getting cloudy again).
Hi Tony (well solved, I'm sure); Les 40; Rossim; Jazzy (doin' well, eh? x); Andyc; Chrise and good old Ari.

Ari. I think the only Scottish crocs are those worn on your tootsies lol). Though of you when setting No. 1 (a pesky Americanism?)
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jolan

27th November 2012, 13:47
Hi, also, Ab. Yes! lol
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aristophanes

27th November 2012, 13:55
Got 4, I think- first thing that came to mind, but had to wait for the light-bulb chain to be pulled.
Scots often see exotic beasts in the water, don't they?
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rossim

27th November 2012, 16:20
Just seen no.2
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ab

27th November 2012, 17:00
Thanks Jolan, for these. Have been lucky enough to be around for a few Tuesdays lately and you have enlivened them no end.
AB

Here is my stab at the 5.

1. Instinctive tendency to relocate and boil tea urn (6,6)- Second Nature?
(relocate – move as in “second” a motion and anagram of “tea urn” – nature: second nature - instinctive)

2. Dial at one’s ease? (4-4)- Laid back?
(“Dial” is “laid” back. Laid back is at one’s ease)

3. Stamp out late mariposa, uncontrollably growing down under? (7) - Olearia?
(“late mariposa” with “stamp” omitted is anagram of olearia, a plant which grows in Australia and New Zealand)

4. Reminder to catch a type of crocodile (3) – Cue?
(“to catch” is to hear, indicating a homophone. Cue sounds like “queue” which is a form of crocodile, as in “crocodile”, a line of people. Cue is a reminder.)

5. Traditional North American getting on with family (3-4)- Old-line?
Getting on – old + line – family gives “old-line”, traditional in USA and Canada)
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andyc

27th November 2012, 17:00
My effort, 1&4 I haven't really fully solved so dodgy answers from me:

1)innate nature
2)laid-back
3)olearia
4)tag
5)old-line
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aristophanes

27th November 2012, 17:00
1- SECOND NATURE
2- LAID-BACK
3- OLEARIA
4- CUE?
5- OLD-LINE
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andyc

27th November 2012, 17:01
second nature, ah! Blast.
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jazzgirl

27th November 2012, 17:01
Only the two to offer:
2. laid-back
3. Olearia

Thanks jolan for the fun. j
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