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ian

8th December 2008, 10:25
As usual, it's just the last three or four.....

i) Stand being overdrawn briefly at end of holiday (6) ???p?d
ii) Deliberately captures wild animal (5) ??t?l
iii) Cannonballs regularly fired, as the record shows (5) a?n?l (Presumably ANNAL (i.e. record), but can't see the cannonball connection)
iv) Gnome shortened full length garment (4) ?a?i
(presumably MAXI, but what is the gnome reference?)
and finally.... Hard, for the most part, to collect water in this (8) ?t?a?n?r This must surely be STRAINER, but seems too obvious....?

All help gratefully accepted, as always!
Many thanks.
Ian.
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jimc

8th December 2008, 10:45
Good Morning Ian.

I think the answers to i) & ii) are TRIPOD (trip-od) and RATEL (delibeRATELy) respectively.
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jimc

8th December 2008, 10:51
I agree with you ... "Gnome shortened full length garment (4)" is MAXI (maxim and gnome can both mean a short saying).
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brian

8th December 2008, 10:53
Hi Ian,
ANNAL is the even letters from CANNONBALLS (regularly)
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ian

8th December 2008, 11:11
Thanks to JimC and Brian!
(Why is it always the short ones that seem to elude me.....?)
Now just have to see why STRAINER should be the correct answer to my final missing entry.
What a splendid forum this is! I've only just discovered it, but hope to be able to contribute regularly (and perhaps not just with pleas for help!)
Thanks to you all.
Ian.
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jerry smith

8th December 2008, 14:02
Hi
40d STE-RAIN-ER Hard,stern minus N,collect water
RAIN in the Strainer!
Best wishes,
J
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ian

8th December 2008, 16:02
Thanks Jerry!
Got it! Now complete.
Ian.
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