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jazzgirl

23rd January 2013, 19:00
The thing has castors, so all you need is some strong rope. After the initial tug, it will roll along nicely. Best to leave the singing to another guest. My Lena Horne impression has long ago ceased to impress. Jazzy x
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cantersue

23rd January 2013, 19:56
Didn't receive my RT until this afternoon, but managed all before checking with you. Got 5d but thanks to you for parsing.
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mondrian

25th January 2013, 10:34
Mamya thanks for solving my last week`s blank space. Now for this week`s

14D Consequently below exotic ocean plant (9)
I have ?E?N?T?U?

I see I was wrong about raven too, so maybe I am wrong elsewhere. By the way how did you all who are finished manage to get 2D? I have had to Quick Solve it and have still never heard of that word!!!

Weather report - Still no snow in Glasgow. Maybe, like Pipesmoker, we are protected by some nearby salt water. Glad to see you so chirpy Mr Pipesmoker.
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chrise

25th January 2013, 10:39
Hi mondrian
Your letters are correct. It's an anagram of "ocean", then a word for "consequently" (roughly). Shrub with small blue flowers.
You are not a wine drinker, I see! - 2d spread the disease that killed lots of vines in the 19th century.
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magworth

25th January 2013, 10:42
chrise - I confess I couldn`t get 2d until jazzgirl - who else? told me it begins with P !
Mag.
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mondrian

25th January 2013, 10:47
Thanks chrise. By the way I am a wine drinker!! But obviously lacking in any technical and/or historical knowledge about it.
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chrise

25th January 2013, 10:52
It was a major disaster, particularly in France. They had to import American vines (which were immune) to provide the rootstocks for grafting on their grape varieties. Some people who have drunk "pre-" wines say that the wines have never been the same since (though I doubt this).
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jazzgirl

25th January 2013, 11:17
Morning all
I only solved 2d by entering pox + really + H into anagramsolver and the pest appeared !
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pipesmoker

25th January 2013, 21:27
Hi, Mondrian. Traveled from Millport to Glasgow today. No snow at either end, but the bit in the middle wasn't much fun. The rain in Largs turned to snow by the top of the Haylie Brae, and continued through Lochwinnoch almost up as far as Johnston. My return journey was via Greenock which was fine - wet but snow free.

Hope you are doing well, and still enjoying your crosswords. Just about to start the Catholic Herald ones. I won two within a fortnight, but nothing now for over a month. Still, I will keep on trying.

Best wishes,

P.
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