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andrew w.

9th December 2008, 13:36
10 ac (7 letters) - It's a pain if pup finally slips lead! L_M_A_O. I think it must be LUMBAGO, but I can't see why.
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jimc

9th December 2008, 13:45
I think Plumbago is an old word for the metal lead (Pb). So take the final letter of pup (ie "p") away and you are left with your answer LUMBAGO.
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jimc

9th December 2008, 13:49
Oh, right answer but wrong explanation. Plumbum is the old word for lead. Plumbago is the name of a plant/shrub, with the common name of leadwort! So that sort of explains it...
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andrew w.

9th December 2008, 13:59
Many thanks, Jim C, I would never have got that.

Andrew W.
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jerry smith

9th December 2008, 15:25
Hi Andrew and Jim,
What is the connection to jazz in 28a;also what
is the connection to city? I won't let on what
I have put down,in case you have'nt got that
far.
Best of luck,
Jerry
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jimc

9th December 2008, 15:36
I've no idea Jerry, as I haven't got the crossword! What's the clue and length and, if you don't want to give the answer, what supporting letters?
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royston bowden

9th December 2008, 16:16
Hi all!

Have you sorted out 28a yet. I have the answer and an explanation if needed.

Regards

Royston
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andrew w

9th December 2008, 16:40
Hi Jerry,

I have put STRIDENCY for 28a. I assume Stride is a jazz style, with C (first of common) in NY (New York).
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royston bowden

9th December 2008, 16:48
Yup sure is!

R
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jerry smith

9th December 2008, 16:52
Oh stupid idiot that I am,I didn't cotton the NY
bit,and not being a jazz fan I didn't know the
STRIDE bit,but I had put Stridency,twas a guess
mainly!
Thank you all for your input.
Jerry
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