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malone

30th December 2012, 14:19
Having finished this, I'm not totally sure of one of my answers.
14 A. Play at Headingley remained with one Knight replacing another (4) lai?
My answer's 'laik' (play). I didn't work it out fully - I thought it was just lark/laik. I don't know what the Headingley bit means. Any advice or explanation welcome.
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jazzgirl

30th December 2012, 14:29
Play (cricket) at Headingley = laik
Replace one knight (K) with another (N)
i.e. N = knight on chessboard.
Answer then becomes lain (remained)
Just a guess. Maybe too much wine at lunch
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jazzgirl

30th December 2012, 14:30
Or it could be the reverse lain becomes laik
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malone

30th December 2012, 14:32
Thanks, jazzgirl - sounds logical. I was getting tied up in knots with laik,lark,lain - the more I looked, the less sense I made to myself!
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andyc

30th December 2012, 14:33
lain = to remain one night replaced by another knight laik = to play of Northern England (Headingley Yorkshire) origin.
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malone

30th December 2012, 14:36
Having read it all over again, I can see that 'laik' (play at Headingley) is probably just as valid! It'd help if there was a comma in the sentence. I'll mull it over.
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