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jerry smith

1st January 2009, 15:01
I am stuffed by this crossword today,and need some
assistance. 12a Pleasing to see writing by true
writer! (8) H???S???
8d Blow brings warmth after brief lull(8)??????T?
Any thoughts anybody?
Jerry
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john (from arran)

1st January 2009, 15:18
Hi Jerry,

I think 12A is HANDSOME. No idea on the other one yet.

John
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john (from arran)

1st January 2009, 15:28
The other one is RECHEATS which is the action of blowing a bugle to recall the hounds in a hunt.

REC (short for recreation) + HEATS

John
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jerry smith

1st January 2009, 16:10
John,
You are right with HANDSOME,but I think 8d is
CALAMITY,i.e. brief lull CAL(m) AMITY=warmth.
5a is GAMECOCK,any ideas on 6d.US authority
opposed to blocking name change.
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jerry smith

1st January 2009, 16:14
Hi John,
Just clicked the rest of the corner,6d is MAVEN,
and 10a is VIRILE. Thanks for your help,
a guid new year to ye,
J
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john (from arran)

1st January 2009, 16:20
Hi Jerry,

You're welcome. I'm only working from your posts as we don't get newspapers today. The ferry doesn't run on Ne'erday, so nothing arrives or leaves the island. Back to normal tomorrow, I hope.

John
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