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john

1st January 2009, 11:53
Just three left:

72A - H_E_A_T - Foolish way to hit the nail.

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41D - L_L_ - English pianist left difficult opening for a piper perhaps.

I think this might be LILL but I don't know why.

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49D - V_D_T_ - Panoramic view of town as in Hindu holy book.

I know the Hindu holy books are called the Vades, but that's as far as I go.

Any help welcome.
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jerry smith

1st January 2009, 12:04
Hi John,
VEDUTA is one of your answers,John Lill was a
famous pianist,am still giving the first one some thought,
A happy New Year to you,
Jerry
p..s. My son used to work on the Herald
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john

1st January 2009, 12:12
Thanks Jerry. How do you get to VEDUTA from the clue? BTW it\'s not in the dictionary here so one to add.
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john

1st January 2009, 12:25
OK, misinformation on my part. A Hindu holy book is a VEDA, but I still don't see where the UT comes from.
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jerry smith

1st January 2009, 12:52
Hi John,
I agree where doe\'s UT come from but according
to the holy gospel of St.Chambers a VEDUTA is
a panoramic view of a town.
I hope it helps,
J
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jerry smith

1st January 2009, 12:55
John,
UT in Latin = as
Sorry not enough thought/work!
Which dictionary do you have?
Happy Hogmanay
J
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john (from arran)

1st January 2009, 13:20
Hi Jerry,

I'm afraid I only have a very battered copy of Chambers Concise. But, I just had another look and it does have "ut - (L) as" in it. Thanks.

Any progress on 72A yet? As they say up here: "It's doin ma heid in!".

Happy New Year,
John
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jerry smith

1st January 2009, 13:33
Hello John from Arran,
I have tracked down the answer it is an anagram
of the THE NAIL which tranlates as HIELANT there
is long descripton in Chambers but it means
foolish,apparently it is from the Highlands!
No where near you!
Jerry
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john (from arran)

1st January 2009, 14:27
Hi Jerry,

Thanks for all youe efforts, I would never have got there myself. I guess it's time for a new dictionary.

The prize is only a bottle of The Black Grouse, but that's not why we do it, is it. I'll let you know if I win anything.

Best wishes,
John
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jerry smith

1st January 2009, 14:52
Hi John,
Can recommend Guardian bookshop for new 11th
edition of Chambers £20 inc postage,or £17 if
you can find a British Booksellers when you are
in Glasgow next.Best of luck with the bottle of
Scotch,all I have ever won is a r/up £10 book
token from the DTelegraph a few years ago!
Jerry
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