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esmeralda

4th January 2010, 14:40
60. Sing,ting or ring? They bowed to the audience. 6.7.
Has anyone found an alternative to "String Quartet"? This does not seem quite right to me as there is no mention of four in the clue, but I can't think of anything else.
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sammy

4th January 2010, 14:48
I don't know the answer, I'm afraid, or whether string quartet is right. It could be or equally STRING QUINTET would fit. STRING TRIO would not, even if three is significant.
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bullfrog

4th January 2010, 14:51
Unless it's that sing, ting and ring are all four-letter components of 'String'...
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sammy

4th January 2010, 14:57
Also, thinking about it, a STRING QUARTET usually has three instruments: two violins, viola and cello.

It might not even be STRING - I mean, it could be something else: VIOLIN QUARTET, for example.
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sammy

4th January 2010, 15:02
Further thinking, based on what bullfrog mentioned about components of the word:

Looking at

Sing,ting or ring

the initial S, t, and the whole word ring give you the components of STRING.
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esmeralda

11th January 2010, 14:15
Thanks, friends, your comments all seem logical, & I can't come up with anything different so that's what I'll use.
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