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claire

20th February 2010, 13:07
Hi Everybody.
Help with two and explanation with one please.

1. Mum, after one, is able to find container. 6 letters ?S????
Thinking ashcan or ashbin but could be miles away.

2.Present won over while few hours were included. 8 letters ??????G? The first letter of this word is the last letter of the answer to clue 1 above.

Exlpanation. Scottish sweetheart entering grass plant ?A?J?R?? All I can fit is Marjorie but can't see why.

Thank you in anticipation.

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mamya

20th February 2010, 13:20
3 Mar(JO)ram , marram being a type of grass
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terry

20th February 2010, 13:22
ashcan looks OK.

one = a
mum = sh (as in shush,keep quiet)
can = is able.
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silly boy

20th February 2010, 13:23
1 Ashcan ....... A(one) sh(keep mum) can(is able)
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mamya

20th February 2010, 13:26
2 Nothings?

few hours = nights
present = now (minus W for won)
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terry

20th February 2010, 13:37
2. Or if the G is wrong. Nowadays.
present = nowadays.
now = won reversed.
a day's = what mamya said.
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claire

20th February 2010, 14:22
Thank you mamya, terry and silly boy - really smart thinking, wish I was that bright.

Nowadays seems ok as I had perplexing should have had perplexity - good spot terry.

I now have had to alter two other words which now appear correct but cant understand the reasoning behind the answers. You are the guys and gal to help.

Country state capital reported - Columbia why?

A leading mischief maker ran away outside when it burned - Flamed (burning). Ran away - fled but where does mischief maker come in?
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trevor

20th February 2010, 14:36
I think the answer is the country Colombia (sounds like(reported)Columbia))

If you repeatedly post the same thing to a forum/chat room - so much so that no one else can get through - it is called Flaming.
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chrisg

20th February 2010, 14:41
actually it appears to be a combination of A leading (M)ischief maker and Fled outside.
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claire

20th February 2010, 14:43
Thank you trevor. I would never have thought of a mischief maker blocking up a chat line. I am very grateful. Claire.
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