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kitabu

18th March 2013, 14:55
US gangster stole, a case for Chicago police. Answer: Scarface.

The US gangster is obviously Scarface, and stole is 'scarf' but I can't work how you get 'ace' from a case for Chicago police. Any suggestions appreciated!
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chelle

18th March 2013, 15:07
a comes from a in the clue
case is the letters at either end - C hicago polic E
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andyc

18th March 2013, 15:08
case is an ends selection indicator.....you can use the "a" and then the ends of (C)hicago and polic(e) ...perhaps!
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kitabu

18th March 2013, 15:15
Thanks both! I am a novice to cryptics and still learning the ropes so all help much appreciated!
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chelle

18th March 2013, 15:22
You're welcome, I've been doing cryptics a few years and still learning :)
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