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tony n

10th November 2009, 16:42
Anyone figured out 12A. The only word I can get to fit is "Antecede", but this isn't in the Concise Oxford as a vowel.
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john (from arran)

10th November 2009, 16:46
Tony,

If you post the clue, the number of letters and any letters that you already have we are more likely to be able to help as not everyone has the puzzle in front of them.
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jimc

10th November 2009, 16:49

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tony n

10th November 2009, 16:51
Yes, I have "_N_E_E_E". The "N" from 1D "pageaNt", and "E" from 13D "Embankment", an "E" from 3D "templE" and the final "E" from 9D "undErground".
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tony n

10th November 2009, 16:52
Sorry, forgot to say, clue is "Go before".
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jimc

10th November 2009, 16:55
Hi Tony.

antecede is a word & seems a perfectly good answer to the clue, or am I missing something?


JimC
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jimc

10th November 2009, 16:57
P.S. no rude answers please (to the ".. am I missing something" bit).

JimC
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tony n

10th November 2009, 16:58
Hi Jim,

yeah, that's what I thought until I dug out the big fat dictionary and it only shows noun and adjective derivatives, no verb "to antecede". I guess it must be right though.
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jimc

10th November 2009, 17:01
Hi again.

It should be ok as it is/was a verb.

Quote from an old online dictionary:

ANTECE'DE, v.t. [ante and cedo, to go. See Cede.] To go before in time; to precede.

JimC
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