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mary6

13th January 2013, 14:48
Can anyone help explain the parsing on some of these:
16a Don't save old poetry abridged by author, note = OVERSPEND
29a King and queen as foci of attention? = CENTREPIECES
54a Drunk in front of house making short work for artist = LOTTO (really not sure about that)
55a Revision, with people replacing even parts of audit = AMENDMENT
Many thanks.
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mamya

13th January 2013, 14:52
Don't save old poetry abridged by author, note = OVERSPEND

Don't save [overspend]

old - O
poetry abridged - VERS
by author - PEN
Note - D
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mamya

13th January 2013, 14:53
Drunk in front of house making short work for artist = LOTTO (really not sure about that)

LITHO

Drunk - LIT
House - HO

LITHO[grapher]
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mamya

13th January 2013, 14:54
King and queen as foci of attention? = CENTREPIECES

As in Chess
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mary6

13th January 2013, 14:54
Thanks Mamya. Glad I was able to get the answer just from the definition!
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mamya

13th January 2013, 14:55
Revision, with people replacing even parts of audit = AMENDMENT


[A]u[D]i[T] with MEN MEN
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mary6

13th January 2013, 14:56
Never knew LIT meant drunk - I've learnt something new today.
Thanks again Mamya
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michael

18th January 2013, 21:11
Thanks mamya.
We were thinking of Lorenzo LOTTO (1480 - 1556). BLOTTO (another word for drunk) shortened by removal of B.
Your reasoning is better by including the house.
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