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sarah

20th January 2009, 13:07
Anyone got any ideas about 23 across? "ME people, say, close to disharmony in past possibly" (9) E-Y-T-A--
Thanks
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mike b

20th January 2009, 13:14
?EGYPTIANS
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terry

20th January 2009, 14:17
Egyptians it is.
EG (say) + Y (close,last letter of disharmony) +
PTIANS (anagram of "in past").
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john (from arran)

20th January 2009, 22:58
OK, this one is finished but there's a couple that I don't understand. Please can someone explain.

4A - Boost given to old man round lake? It's not physical - PLATONIC

16D - Articulate Earl with fortune entertaining heartless authority on board - ELOQUENT
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terry

20th January 2009, 23:14
4a. Old man,(slang for father) PA. Around L for lake =PLA + TONIC (a boost). A platonic relationship is non-physical.

16d. E(LO)QUEN(T). E=earl. LOT=fortune. The queen is an authority on a chess board. A heartless queen is QUEN (middle letter removed.
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john (from arran)

20th January 2009, 23:42
Thanks Terry. They were the only words that fitted, but I was straining my brain looking for the connections.
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sarah

21st January 2009, 10:44
Thanks for the help, and explanations. I've only recently started doing the toughie and it makes my brain hurt sometimes - especially when, like John, I get the answer without understanding quite why!
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