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almo

25th December 2012, 10:41
Last two - help please !
13a "Christmastide presents of theatre seats"(5) *O*E* (? Doves, but why?)
25a "Christmas spirit always surrounds her"(4) *I*(R?)

Merry Xmas
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chrisg

25th December 2012, 10:43
Boxes
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almo

25th December 2012, 10:45
thanks chisg, it's always the short ones that fox me ! any idea about the second one ?
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chrisg

25th December 2012, 10:46
sPIRIt - Piri - girls name
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almo

25th December 2012, 10:53
I'd never heard that name before, but if it's right I am in trouble with another clue - "Run out of decorations in packets, perhaps"(8) - I offered "Starless" but wasn't really happy with it (The final letter of "Piri" fits where the "R" is
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chrisg

25th December 2012, 11:07
I am so sorry it should be Rita
and the other one is steamers (streamers minus the r)
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almo

25th December 2012, 11:13
molto ta, chrisg, I now see Rita as a run-on clue, and the connection with packets and steamers !!
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