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smurf

22nd December 2009, 23:28
1,2,3 etc are centuries
b,d are birth and death.
no letter is just date
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davidinmadrid

26th December 2009, 15:37
I achieved 'sansculotterie', and a very fair clue it is, but have failed to find the word referenced anywhere. Any suggestions?
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ajt

26th December 2009, 17:05
You should have looked in Chambers D! "A proposd name in honour of the most ardent revolutionaries for the supplementary days in the French revolutionary calendar"
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davidinmadrid

26th December 2009, 17:25
Thanks for that. One more reason to buy Chambers, although I've been resisting for years.
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bullfrog

26th December 2009, 17:38
Aaaah! Sansculotterie was the only one I couldn't get. I always like to start the Christmas special on Christmas Day itself, so having to wait since Saturday was torture. I'd also commend the previous sentiments about Araucaria and Chambers (a very battered 1998 edition.)
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ajt

26th December 2009, 17:40
And no Guardian Xword on the Web today?
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guineveretoo

26th December 2009, 23:12
The Guardian was not published today (26th), so no crossword.
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spearpoint

28th December 2009, 12:25
Davidinmadrid - My Collins'Millenium Edition' (thanks, Guardian about ten years ago!)tells quite a lot about "sansculotterie"; i.e. French Revolutionaries who could not afford knee-breeches.
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newtoid

1st January 2010, 04:50
keith14: you did bloody well to get the answers without knowing what the numbers and letters in brackets meant!
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