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cazzy

20th January 2010, 11:12
Hi Guys

I must be really slow this week I can't seem to see these ones:

9a How the fish did falter in the end. (10)
F- - - N - E - E -

4d Head of 11? Top Dog (4)
- - - S (Answer to 11 is Hurley)

14d God-sent lamb, so she is. (5)
A - N - S

Thanks ahead for any help.

Cazzy
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chrisg

20th January 2010, 11:16
first one is floundered
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chrisg

20th January 2010, 11:18
second one is Agnes
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john (from arran)

20th January 2010, 11:19
14D might be AGNES although I don't like the wordplay much
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chrisg

20th January 2010, 11:19
...sorry that should be 3rd answer
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john (from arran)

20th January 2010, 11:23
4D might be HUSS which is a dogfish. Again I don't like the wordplay much.
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caravaggio

20th January 2010, 11:24
Hi Cazzy,

The first answer is floudered; the third is AGNUS
- as in 'Agnus Dei' [the Lamb of God]. I believe that the second is BOSS - the thickened part of the shaft which begs the question "Are you in Ireland?" If so, we are talking about a hurley stick aren't we?

Best wishes,

Caravaggio
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caravaggio

20th January 2010, 11:37
Hi Cazzy,

The answer BOSS is correct: "The 'grip' is at the opposite end of the hurley to the ..."

Good luck,

Caravaggio
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caravaggio

20th January 2010, 11:40
Lost the word boss somehow! It was there the last time I looked...
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cazzy

20th January 2010, 12:37
chrisg, John (from Arran) and Caravaggio thank you so much it all nearly makes sense now. I know what you mean about the wordplay.

Caravaggio yes indeed I am in Ireland and still learning....

Thanks again.
Cazzy
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