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chips

20th January 2013, 12:02
Tony, thanks - that looks perfect.
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chips

20th January 2013, 12:03
Was just about to post again, to say I'd got 'mearl' - thanks again.
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joan

20th January 2013, 14:57
I've got slight problems with two answers.
2 D. Drive over a week in Oban and get thoroughly wet there. (5) drou?
It's obviously 'drouk' (soaking wet) but I don't see 'a week in Oban'.
8 D. Won after many almost on fire at Ibrox (4) ?low
'Glow' fits, and could be 'on fire', but how does the rest work?
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jazzgirl

20th January 2013, 15:40
re 8d. aglow = on fire, so (a)glow would be almost on fire. Ibrox is at Gl(asg)ow. Just thinking to myself here. Just offering ideas, bad or otherwise ;)
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nikki

20th January 2013, 15:54
'Ouk' is Scots for week.
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joan

20th January 2013, 15:56
Thanks, both of you. I'd never heard of 'ouk' for week!
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jazzgirl

22nd January 2013, 08:34
8d alow (almost aglow) Meaning the opposite of aloft
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jazzgirl

22nd January 2013, 08:41
and is Scottish for ablaze(on fire)
(Chambers 20th century)
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joan

22nd January 2013, 09:30
Jazzgirl, thanks - I saw 'alow' given on AB the other day, so went with that.
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frameshift

22nd January 2013, 10:41
The answer is certainly ALOW, Scottish for ablaze, Chambers 20th Century dictionary. Word play however, is: A lo (t) w, i.e.nearly a lot (many) with w for won. Cheers.
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