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rosalind

14th January 2013, 13:40
Please could explain "Biggle's bits" ixion? I got the link anyway. Is it that the stories are generally very similar (if they are, never read one).
Bonxies are truly nasty birds, used to watch them sometimes.
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aristophanes

14th January 2013, 13:41
Didn't get the Biggles thing at all, but nonetheless got "the same" answer as all you other children of Eve.
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ixion

14th January 2013, 13:46
The "Biggles bits?" is rather loose...refers to the four Johns making up Biggles(perhaps Biggles first bits or bits of Biggles would have been better.
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rosalind

14th January 2013, 14:21
Four Johns? Completely lostintranslation!
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ixion

14th January 2013, 14:25
John Graham (Araucaria)
John Halpern (Paul)
John Henderson (Enigmatist)
John Young (Shed)

Collectively "Biggles" when they collaborate on an Xword
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chrisg

14th January 2013, 14:39
I never knew that. You learn something new every day !
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rosalind

14th January 2013, 14:43
My goodness. Just as well you gave us the other part of the clue!
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joan

14th January 2013, 14:48
Ixion, many thanks. Am just home again and checked in on this. Pleased to say that I got 6 and the link. It was great to see this back again.

PS. The Biggles/John bit was totally wasted on me - I got the link from hearing my granny use the Jock Tamson phrasee.
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jazzgirl

14th January 2013, 14:49
dito chrisg
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les40

14th January 2013, 16:39
Hi ixion,

Superb mate. You're right about my missing the bit of wordplay, it was the Biggles Ref, really clever that you incorporated the 4 compilers in the other clues but I'd never known that they collaberated as a team on certain crosswords. All my others 1,2,3,6 & the link are correct so I'm happy about that. Well done to peterm for a clean sweep of correct answers.
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