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desperate

21st January 2009, 09:07
I have come across the above clue more than once recently. The answer appears to be "safe".
Can anyone explain why?
Is it something to do with Saint Peter being the rock of the church?
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big dave

21st January 2009, 10:04
It's criminal slang for a safe. A peterman is a safebreaker. I believe it is connected to the use of gunpowder to blow open safes, and gunpowder is a mixture of saltpetre, sulhpur and charcoal

This construct, as you have recognised, is used a lot by crossword compilers.
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desperate

21st January 2009, 10:52
Thanks, Big Dave. That is really fascinating.Did you have a mis spent youth?!

By the way, I was thinking of electrical charges in fish last night too. But Vicky's definition is much better. Clever her!

Any news re Royston?
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desperate

21st January 2009, 10:52
Thanks, Big Dave. That is really fascinating.Did you have a mis spent youth?!

By the way, I was thinking of electrical charges in fish last night too. But Vicky's definition is much better. Clever her!

Any news re Royston?
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desperate

21st January 2009, 10:52
Thanks, Big Dave. That is really fascinating.Did you have a mis spent youth?!

By the way, I was thinking of electrical charges in fish last night too. But Vicky's definition is much better. Clever her!

Any news re Royston?
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desperate

21st January 2009, 10:52
Thanks, Big Dave. That is really fascinating.Did you have a mis spent youth?!

By the way, I was thinking of electrical charges in fish last night too. But Vicky's definition is much better. Clever her!

Any news re Royston?
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big dave

21st January 2009, 10:59
A youth misspent doing a million crossword puzzles!!

By the way, thanking me once was sufficient!
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john (from arran)

21st January 2009, 14:33
I've noticed recently that several posters seem to getting multiple replies all identically timed. Maybe it's a glitch in the database.
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philip

21st January 2009, 20:39
Whats this about Royston? Have I missed something? I have certainly missed his superb contributions just recently
Philip
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