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janie

17th November 2009, 15:27
Just a few left...

Good news after prison escape? It comes as a surprise (8) -O-F-U-- (COUNFOUND?)

Day that conspirator perches on tree (8) -I-N-M-N (CINNAMON?)

Like a cricket bat in a match (7) S-L-C--

Trick gets mug (4) T-A- (TRAP? TEAS?)

Thanks for any ideas - sorry for asking so many, am waiting to be shot down, but I have done quite a few myself!
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jimc

17th November 2009, 15:34
Hi Janie.

confound ≅ 'convict found' (and then returned to prison, I assume).

JimC
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jimc

17th November 2009, 15:36
cinnamon ≅ 'Cinna' (= assassin of Caesar) + 'Mon'day.

JimC
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jimc

17th November 2009, 15:38
Trick gets mug (4) ... trap I guess as 'trap' can also mean 'mouth'/mug.

JimC
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jimc

17th November 2009, 15:41
Like a cricket bat in a match (7) ... spliced .. describes a cricket bat's construction and also is used (as slang?) to mean married.

JimC
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janie

17th November 2009, 15:45
Thanks, JimC, speedy work! I could have spent all evening and not got those!

Best wishes, Janie
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jimc

17th November 2009, 15:55
My pleasure.

It often helps to come at the clues with a fresh pair of eyes. It also helps a lot to have the entire clue, length & crossing letters provided at the outset - for which, my thanks to you.

JimC
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