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andyb

9th February 2013, 16:38
I'm stuck on two. 9ac. Hall under the sea inhabited by a sorcerer (9) I've got ??M?A?I?L. 1d. Purple dyestuff named after Scot who discovered it. (7) I've only got ????E?R. First letter could be C. Any thoughts, anybody?
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chrise

9th February 2013, 16:42

andyb

9th February 2013, 16:51
Thank you chrise - none of my reference books had that answer. Cheers, Andy
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jazzgirl

9th February 2013, 16:53
7 Cudbear
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chrise

9th February 2013, 16:56
Thanks jazzy - never heard of it.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orcein
It doesn't seem to explain how "cudbear" comes from"Cuthbert Gordon"!
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jazzgirl

9th February 2013, 16:58
hi chrise
Cudbear is just a whimsical alteration of Cuthbert
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chrise

9th February 2013, 16:59
Whimsical indeed!
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jazzgirl

9th February 2013, 17:00
Similar to Lillibet for Elizabeth !
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andyb

9th February 2013, 17:26
Thank you both very much. I've never heard these words before. .
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