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benoni45

11th November 2009, 19:31
Last one! Just can't latch on to it!

"Pole has to sneer about disappointing discovery"
(5,4)
M-R-S,-E-T
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jimc

11th November 2009, 19:39
Hi.

mares nest = anagram of 'sneer' inside 'mast'.

JimC
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trevor

11th November 2009, 19:40
looks like it might be Mares Nest - Mast/pole, around an anagram of sneer(I don't know the phrase tho)
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harrhy

11th November 2009, 19:41
I'm sure the answer is Mare's nest but I can't quite see how it ties in with the clue, apart from the anagram of sneer and the pole (s)
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benoni45

11th November 2009, 19:49
Thanks all! Correct answer!

New one on me! One for the memory bank for future ref.

Thanks again!
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the joker

11th November 2009, 19:54
A MARES NEST is a supposedly worthwhile discovery,that turns out to have no value.
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benoni45

11th November 2009, 19:56
Yes, thank you!

I already looked it up!

One to remember!

Thank you all for your trouble!
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jimc

11th November 2009, 19:57
So ... A bit like the discovery of planets orbiting stars hundreds of light years away from Earth?

JimC
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terry

11th November 2009, 20:14
How about the Annual Ig Nobel Prizes. e.g. 2008

Archaelogy: Sau Paulo University. For showing how the course of history,or at least the contents of a dig site,can be scrambled by the actions of a live Armadillo.
Biology: some French guys. For the discovery that the fleas that live on a dog can jump higher than those that live on a cat.
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terry

11th November 2009, 20:31
Or, the 1992 Prize for Art: Awarded jointly to Jim Knowlton for his classical anatomy poster "Penises of the Animal Kingdom", and the U.S. National Endowment for the Arts, for encouraging Mr Knowlton to extend his work in the form of a pop-up book.
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