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john (from arran)

8th January 2010, 19:58
30A Place hosting private group of musicians (6)

I have ?E?T?T, which means that DECTET, SEPTET or SEXTET all fit and all are a group of musicians. Of those only SEPTET has a connection to the clue by containing the letter P for Private, but where is the "Place"?

Is this a very bad clue or am I just having a bad day at the coalface?

Oh and by the way I have just cooked one of Nigella's Chocolate Fruitcakes and it looks delicious. Unfortunately it's for Sunday evening so you'll have to wait to find out what it's like.
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8th January 2010, 20:08
I think its set for place with pte for private - and definitely not a good clue.

I don't believe you have a bad day at the office - just bad clues!
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8th January 2010, 20:10
Hi John,

I think it's PTE [which I believe to be the accepted abbreviation] within SET.

Kind regards,

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the joker

8th January 2010, 20:18
Hi Caravaggio

My pedantic streak is showing itself and regarding PTE it is the official abbreviation used by the Army for the rank of private.
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john (from arran)

8th January 2010, 20:18
Thanks. SEPTET is what I settled on whilst the cake was in the oven. I had forgotten about PTE being the abbreviation for a Private in the army, but it was the best fit.
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