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sammy

6th December 2009, 22:39
It's Cupid to a T, helplessly entangling others (8).

I'm thinking AMORETTO. (TO A T + MORE in the middle).

But is it right?

The only actual letters I have are:

- - O - - - T -

(If I could get 1 Down or 3 Down, I would have two more).
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jimc

6th December 2009, 22:42
I agree with your reasons for 'Amoretto'.

'to a T' helplessly with 'more' in it.

JimC
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bullfrog

6th December 2009, 22:54
Amoretto, of course, being the Italian for Cupid...
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sammy

6th December 2009, 23:06
Thank you, JimC and Bullfrog.(yes, it means Cupid)

1 Down:

Organ stop not working? Keep hitting.(7)

This must be bombard which would give me the A for Amoretto.

3 Down is:
Small sheep, stupid, falling over (6).

I think it is M - D - E -

The D I get from DON PASQUALE as an answer to:
Ballet step, as left in completed opera (3,8)

The E is from AMORETTO.
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silly boy

6th December 2009, 23:11
Midget ..... teg (sheep) dim (stupid)
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sammy

6th December 2009, 23:15
MIDGET - TEG and DIM reversed.

Now here's one I haven't been able to get:

Foolish gentleman gets nothing to the boundaries, facing fast bowlers, say(7).
- - I - O - E
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silly boy

6th December 2009, 23:27
Quixote ?
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jimc

6th December 2009, 23:27

   Don Quixote was a bit of foolish gentleman.

'quix' sounds like 'quicks' (are these fast bowlers?).
'o' = nothing.
'te' = the boundary letters of 'the'.

Maybe something there ...

JimC
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silly boy

6th December 2009, 23:29
My thoughts exactly JimC. lol
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sammy

6th December 2009, 23:43
Aha! Quixote. Thanks again, Jim and Sillyboy. I kept thinking of a character from Dickens -Skimpole. Bloody awful clue, though.

I would have got it had I been able to get my final one, which Quixote has now given me by virtue of the Q. Both start with Q!

It is QUAD. The clue was: Court in sporty vehicle. Doh.

I kept thinking of SUV - and various types of Court (woo, etc.)
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