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norm

8th March 2010, 10:36
10 across - Second of March? (7)
Answer is 'Instant' but I can't work out why. Could anyone explain please?
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jack

8th March 2010, 11:05
Well - an second is a brief time as is instant; inst(ant) is/was used to refer to the current month in letters etc. eg the 8th inst. would refer to the 8th of March.
prox(imo) is next month; ult(imo) is last month.
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jimc

8th March 2010, 11:05
Hi.

I think one (legal) meaning of the word 'instant' is 'in the current month'.

JimC
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