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sammy

6th January 2010, 17:55
The Times Crossword

Felt deeply about son, getting settled (7).

- - O - T - D.

Could this be ROOSTED?

ROOTED + S (son)

Could the ROOTED refer to deep-rooted, as of feelings, and that is where the "felt deeply" would come in (even though you wouldn't ever say "rooted" feelings?)

I have another one to do and the answer to this will give me the final letter of that one. So I must have it right.
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aljanon

6th January 2010, 18:10
Chambers: roost - to settle or sleep on a roost or perch.

Does that help you Sammy?
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sammy

6th January 2010, 19:10
Aljanon - thanks. Yes, the ROOST = settle is fine. It was the "felt deeply" that I was a bit antsy about.

My next one is this:

Needle friendly judge with 'arangue? (8)

Using the R from ROOSTED:

- N - E - - - R

Maybe INJECTOR? HECTOR pronounced 'ECTOR.

I am almost finished now, except I have a couple of niggling doubts about this across clue:

Knock back pounds in ice cream, all together (2, 4)

- N / - (y) - C.

I have IN SYNC

I and C = ice cream

But am not certain of the Y which depends on another answer being right.

And where do pounds being knocked back come in? (NYSN are the letters in reverse - leaving out the IC for ice cream)
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jimc

6th January 2010, 19:21
Hi Sammy.

I think the answer may be en bloc = 'lb'/pound inside 'cone'/ice cream ... all backwards.

JimC
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terry

6th January 2010, 19:22
Sammy,
The "ector" is to arangue as hector is to harangue.
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jimc

6th January 2010, 19:32
Hi again Sammy.

I just wanted to also say that I liked your version of the Bryan Adams song "Heaven", although I think that you should have given http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Do_(singer)">Do more credit for it than she actually got.

JimC
P.S. can you tell it's quiet here?
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sammy

6th January 2010, 19:52
Jim, Yes, that's it! Great. Thank you. In sync never felt right.

Yes, thank you, terry - as you say, to hector is to harangue.

Now I have to work out the down answer that ends in the L of EN BLOC.

Half-heartedly condemn man thrown to lions in terrible den (9)

- - M - A - I - L

(The first letter might be D but I am not at all sure of that).

The other letters are correct.
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sammy

6th January 2010, 19:56
Hi Jim, It must have been a different Sammy, as I don't know anything about that song or the singer Do. Is there another Sammy who is a member here?
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jimc

6th January 2010, 19:57
You're the only (and the greatest) Sammy here!

JimC
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jimc

6th January 2010, 20:05
Hi again.

A nasty place called Domdaniel = 'doom' without half its heart (i.e. 'dom') + 'Daniel' (who was thrown to the lions).

JimC
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