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shooty

18th April 2013, 23:19
One to parse from todays DM please.

17a Soldiers turned over guy from somewhere in Italy (5)

R ? M ? N

I believe the Ans is Roman

Soldiers turned over (Other Ranks reversed) + man (guy)

somewhere in Italy = roman ????

Is it me or can someone explain. Ps, the DM is my fav and I love to parse the clues to the full.
Sorry for being a pedant.
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les40

18th April 2013, 23:22
You've done it yourself Shooty

Your parse is correct, Roman being from Rome in Italy
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redundantelf

18th April 2013, 23:22
Hi shooty - never a pedant. I think your parsing is OK
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shooty

18th April 2013, 23:26
this is the bit that i don't get

'somewhere in Italy'

Surely that would be Rome and NOT Roman, If you see what I mean.
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bernie

18th April 2013, 23:27
Shooty, take a chill pill. ;-)
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shooty

18th April 2013, 23:31
It's that Bl**dy evening standard, It's wrecked my head. lol.
Good night all and thanks for the help.
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trevor

18th April 2013, 23:32
'from somewhere in Italy' rather than just 'somewhere in Italy' gives Roman.
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shooty

18th April 2013, 23:35
Trevor, you're a star. I was hoping the DM wouldn't let me down, and it didn't. I let myself down, but can sleep well now. Cheers : )
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