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mary6

5th February 2013, 16:07
Got 1 & 5 but totally clueless with the rest - time for a cup of tea.
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andyc

5th February 2013, 16:07
I'm guessing from the comments that I must have no2 wrong..... ah well! Can't see anything else at present.
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mary6

5th February 2013, 16:12
And just spotted #4.
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aristophanes

5th February 2013, 17:00
1. BIRD OF PASSAGE anag forbid+pass+age
2. STUMBLEBUMS first, second, and third of British builders came in stumbles
3. SAVANTES ant in saves
4. TUTEE tips of...
5. STAFFER anag trade-offs minus do
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andyc

5th February 2013, 17:00
My attempt this week as follows:

1) bird of passage

2) participles (but a little doubtful about it especially the American people bit)

3) savantes

4) tutee

5) staffer
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jazzgirl

5th February 2013, 17:02
Ashamed I have only two:

4.tutee
5. staffer

But thanks for giving my brain a workout. J
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chrise

5th February 2013, 17:03
Thanks very much, jolan.
Just 1, 4 and 5 this week. I don't feel too bad about the other two, though - 2 was way too clever for me, and I hadn't come across the feminine form of savants before.
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jolan

5th February 2013, 17:24
Great stuff friends. Ari 5/5; Andy 4/5 etc. (Hi there Jazzy (x) ! Keep it up)

Thank you all for participating (too many to mention individually) Great bit of banter also,

Although ARI has played a blinder and there's no need for my 'workings', I'll append them anyway:-

1. “forbid” travelling (anag) = bird of; permit = pass; mature (v) = age; yielding
BIRD OF PASSAGE (fig) = a transient visitor (Chambers Dict).

2. British builders came first, second and third = b + u + m; in trips (stumbles) = stumble(bum)s = STUMBLEBUMS = (N. Am. informal) clumsy or inept people (COD)

3. insect = ant; preserves = saves; sav(ant)es = SAVANTES = learned ladies (Chambers. savant = learned person. fem = savante)

4. “tips” = t + u + t + e + e = TUTEE

5. subtractive anag (cancelled (do) & upset) of “trade-offs” – “do” = STAFFER (see Chambers D)

Bless you all

CU next week

John


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andyc

5th February 2013, 17:39
Stumblebums! I don't know where you find them Jolan. Ha ha. Thank you once more for your excellent efforts.
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greedy kite

5th February 2013, 17:52
All 5 again! I won't repeat what i said about "stumblebums" -- don't think I'm likely ever to hear that in use now! Thanks as usual to jolan for some real puzzlers, and bye till next week!
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