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jim

17th January 2009, 15:36
Wit's end time. Last two have me stumped:

"Old coin almost dulled by overuse has extra mounting in the middle (7)" T-E-B-T

"Are NZ trees or sharks initially impressing Zulu leaders? (7)" A-A-O-I
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mike b

17th January 2009, 15:57
TREYBIT is apparently a slang term for a threepenny bit
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jim

17th January 2009, 16:34
Thanks Mike. I believe that's right. Anyone help with the other clue?
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john (from arran)

17th January 2009, 17:02
I've found that ATAP & ARAR are both tree names but can't establish whether or not they are from New Zealand. If you add OSI (the first letters of the next three words) you get ATAPOSI or ARAROSI. Both of these sound possible as Zulu leaders, but that's where the trail ends. Any other offers?
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jimc

17th January 2009, 17:32
I think the answer must be AMAKOSI which has to do with traditional Zulu clan leaders.

There is a plant Euphobia Amak ("African Candelabra") which seems to grow in arid climates although I don't know if it came out of New Zealand. Then, as John from Arran points out, "osi" are the initial letters of words from the clue.
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jim

17th January 2009, 18:12
I'll go with AMAKOSI. Thanks Jim.
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john (from arran)

17th January 2009, 18:23
Yes, that sounds better than my two offerings!
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