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jimc

22nd January 2009, 11:07
Concerning ... "Child's bursting in - time flies, like sparrows?" = 'chirruping' ... I think it is CH + IRRUPTING with the T for time taken out.
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pooksahib

23rd January 2009, 15:14
How about this:
"Deal maybe with the log" = 'timber'
"Moral objection over the small weight" = 'scruple'.

I can't see how either clue works...
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jimc

23rd January 2009, 16:07
Besides being a moral objection, a scruple is also a unit of weight.
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jimc

23rd January 2009, 16:11
For "Deal maybe with the log" = 'timber'...

I may be wrong, but I think this is TIMER (log)
with a B (mayB) inside it. 'Deal' can mean a plank of wood.
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big dave

23rd January 2009, 16:29
pooksahib - if you have any more of these, it helps a lot if you say where they are from. Some crossword setters are a lot more devious than others.
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pooksahib

25th January 2009, 13:44
Here's one from my local paper - compiler is Hazel Goldman.
"Final offer last month - I'm with a corporation" = 'ultimatum'. ULT-I'M-A, that's fine, but where's TUM coming from? Thanks.
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big dave

25th January 2009, 14:00
This one made me smile !!

Corporation has an alternate meaning of belly, especially a pot belly, hence stomach / tummy / tum

I'm sure you're not affected by this, so you have a good reason for not knowing!!
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