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monikah123

9th March 2014, 20:29
1) It's automatic to steal nothing, jerk. (7)
_ _ _ _ _ _ _

I'm wondering if the answer is 'spastic', but I can't see how it follows from the clue.

2) Stood around, after half date went badly. (7)

_ _ E? _ T _ D?

Sure about the 'T'. Not sure about the other letters.

Thanks for any help. You can tell I am a beginner. :)
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aquarius

9th March 2014, 20:34
rob o tic
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monikah123

9th March 2014, 20:50
Thank you very much!

For #2, an alternative definition I found for 'thole' is:

a pin, typically one of a pair, fitted to the gunwale of a rowboat to act as the fulcrum for an oar.
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monikah123

9th March 2014, 20:54
Got another letter for #2. Let me rewrite it:

2) Stood around, after half date went badly. (7)

T _ E? _ T _ D?

Sure about the 2 'T's. Not sure about the other letters.

I'm thinking 'treated', but I can't see how it follows from the clue.
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mamya

9th March 2014, 21:06
Treated

as in stood a round of drinks

After half - TER + DATE
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ab

9th March 2014, 21:08
Stood a round - treated? After half = ter + date badly= tre ated?
Don't like it much, especially half of after, but it seems to hang together......
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ab

9th March 2014, 21:09
Feel much more confident after seeing mamya's post....
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monikah123

10th March 2014, 00:48
Thank you. That totally makes sense. You're a pro.
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