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duckb

19th March 2013, 17:51
VERY nearly finished this mont's Saga £100 job. Can't see anyone else on Forum. 7d "Running decathlon - told off for being bottom". I want it to be N?C?E. Only words I can find are NACRE and NICHE. Can't make either fit the clue. NACHE would fit ("decathlon" with "told" removed), but doesn't seem to be a word - except it appears in my Chambers Backwords. Closing date approaching! Can anyone help please?
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jazzgirl

19th March 2013, 17:56
nache (the bottom/rump )
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jazzgirl

19th March 2013, 17:58
The nache bone (or aitch bone) is the rump from
a cow etc.
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andyc

19th March 2013, 17:58
Subtractive anagram leaving nache as you suspected, in my Chambers nache is given as "the rump (see aitchbone)" rump being bottom appears to be correct.
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andyc

19th March 2013, 17:59
Ah, too quick for me Jazzy!
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jazzgirl

19th March 2013, 18:01
Dad was a butcher most of his early life, andy
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duckb

20th March 2013, 21:41
Thanks, jazzgirl. First time I ever came onto the forum you were the first person to answer ... and several times since. Amazing: do you sit and look at the screen 24/7?!!

Actually I had found 'nache' references to "bottom" within a few minutes of posting query. On Google ... some with pics!
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jazzgirl

21st March 2013, 07:12
Good luck duckb if you send it in. I never do as I always make a mess of it ! I dare not go searching for pics on google. (The mind boggles) But I do have a very old Mrs Beeton cookery book with some beautiful coloured illustrations of the cow's anatomy.
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bees

21st March 2013, 12:47
One day I hope to finish a Saga prize crossword; but I'm not banking on it.
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duckb

22nd March 2013, 16:08
I know what you mean about the pics, jazzgirl. It was one of those where I didn't have to go looking. Only second time I've sent in the Saga crossword in about 12 months of trying!
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