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steverioja

18th April 2013, 16:53
really struggling with 11 across, answer or any hints gratefully recieved....

11. Voltaire's the first note by nonsense author (7)

I have, not with any confidence, LEAR--K.
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trevor

18th April 2013, 17:14
(Stephen) Leacock?
Le - voltaire would use the french for 'the'
A
Cock - nonsense.
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mamya

18th April 2013, 17:21
Spot on Trevor, just found this on fifteen squared from 2008, seems a lot of these clues are recycled.

11 Leacock: I think this is Le + a + cock. Tees’s habit of using specific people to clue general things threw me again on this one, as I assumed “Voltaire’s the first” must be a V rather than just the French word for “the”.
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trevor

18th April 2013, 17:28
Cheers Mamya, wasn't 100% sure. Although Stephen Leacock has written some nonsense novels i guess the definition is just Author.
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steverioja

18th April 2013, 20:19
Woohoooo thanks all
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