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silly boy

1st April 2010, 18:46
Hi Colin ..... Sky for me ..... like to watch in comfort ! lol No foregone conclusion ! We are struggling to get a defence out ...... it's a good job your strikers are not putting many in the net this year ! lol ;o)
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zardoz

1st April 2010, 21:32
Well, you're all smarter than I. Mr Magoo beat me before. Great white wasteland. The 14s -- not a clue except for 9d. That came out of the blue with only S....R..O. Go figure.
HELP! Especially 1d.
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ajtajt

1st April 2010, 21:53
Hi Zardoz. Well 1d is an anagram of-"readintheiliad". He's an Italian poet of the middle ages, usually known by just his firs name - which, if you've got the anagram of 1 ac, you will know begins with a D, and is a 5-letter word. Best of luck
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ajt

1st April 2010, 21:57
Sorry, "readingtheilia!
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zardoz

1st April 2010, 22:28
Thanks AJT. The "D" did it.
Had originally anagrammed without the "G", but then got 30a. "Comedy writer" should have been obvious, but I took a different spin.
Now to tackle 1a. I know you Brits have a plethora of names for the loo. ;-)
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sudokulover

1st April 2010, 22:59
no,it's a different kind of "toilet"!
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zardoz

1st April 2010, 23:27
Thanks sudokulover.
Realized that as I shuffled my Scrabble tiles.

Still baffled by the crossing of 8 & 12. LAILA ? Lady of the night?
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zardoz

2nd April 2010, 01:09
Finally muddled through, & you all thought it was easy! Just can't get into Magoo's head.

Still don't know who LEILA is. Megan Fox?
http://www.movies.ie/features/First_Look_Megan_Fox_in_Jonah_Hex

39a -- assume 30 (RA) means Royal Artillery?
41a -- Now I see the anagram. Whew!
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ajh

2nd April 2010, 03:21
Zardoz-in Chambers the name LEILA is defined as "night"-Persian
regards
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ajt

2nd April 2010, 08:09
Good morning Zardoz - forget the scrabble tiles. There's a very good anagram facility on Chambers Word Wizards web site. It gave 1 ac at the start. Do try it.
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