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andrew w

12th December 2008, 18:29
I am stuck on two:

1. 8d - Inventor of special craft: one that crew left? (9). C---E-E-L; and

2. 10a - Train without reason going off the rails (4). L---.

The third letter of each will be the same.

Any help gratefully received.
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nij, manchester

12th December 2008, 19:07
Cockerell is the inventor...Lean is the other one (learn without r for rails)
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andrew w

12th December 2008, 19:14
Many thanks, Nij.

Cockerell (inventor of the hovercraft) must be right, but I can't see why.

As for Lean, it doesn't fit with Cockerell as the third letters intersect - i.e. L_C_.

Almost there.

Andrew
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andrew w

12th December 2008, 19:18
I just got it - LOCO! Of course.

Thanks again.

Andrew
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pianydd

12th December 2008, 19:22
'Loco' - without motive (reason) I reckon
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terry

12th December 2008, 19:48
a cockerel crows (or crew past tense) + l for left
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andrew w

12th December 2008, 19:54
Very clever.

Many thanks.

Andrew
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