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30th November 2012, 12:22
11a "Ecdysiast ends in act showing little bust" (9) I've looked up ecdysiast and it appears to be something to do with a snake shedding its skin (sloughing) and a statuette(which fits) is a little bust - but what does the whole clue mean ?
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30th November 2012, 12:25
act = statute
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30th November 2012, 12:25
The ends of the word are placed in the word "statute" (act) to give statu et te?
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big dave

30th November 2012, 12:59
An ecdysiast is a striptease performer - which makes the clue quite humorous.
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30th November 2012, 13:06
hadn't looked that up dave, like the clue much better now!
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30th November 2012, 15:59
many thanks, all. I obviously don't go to enough so-called "Gentlemans' Clubs" - what a posh word for a stripper !!
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