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trevor

1st February 2009, 23:02
21a. Horn-blower shortening nasty interval(6) t?i?o?.
47d. Skip school? No time to run away(6) ?a?b?l.
Is it GAMBOL? I can see "bolt" minus the "T".
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jerry smith

1st February 2009, 23:17
Hi Trevor,
TRITON is mythological figure who blows a conch,a triton(e) is an augmented fourth.GAMBOL is correct gam is a school of whales and you are ok with theBOL part,
Hope this helps,Regards,
Jerry
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trevor

1st February 2009, 23:43
Thank you Jerry.
I am unsure on some others,
44a. Comforter's puzzled reflection-not much to do(3,3) I put in ODD-JOB.
19a, Having the move,
unable to play(3-4).Is the answer CUP-TIED?
Also 16a. and 40d.
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jerry smith

2nd February 2009, 09:45
Hi Trevor,Sorry I did'nt get back to you last night. I also put in both of those answers and
did'nt get the drift,tho I think cup-tied is a
a technical term in football. Job as in Job's
comforter I think it is a stretch of one's imagination here. The other two AU(l)STERE,
and MA-GA-D-LEN-E I hope you get the idea.
Best wishes,
Jerry
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trevor

2nd February 2009, 16:37
No problem,Jerry.Thanks again.
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trevor

2nd February 2009, 17:03
p.s. Jerry. I got this from wikipedia.
"Cup-tied is an adjective, used primarily in football, to describe a player who is ineligible to play in a knockout cup competition after transferring from another club during that competition."
I'd not heard of Job's comforter before,I like the phrase. I still can't see the whole picture on this clue.
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terry

2nd February 2009, 17:39
Could odd job be explained:
Comforter=Job. Odd=strange=puzzling. Reflection=switch order of words.
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trevor

2nd February 2009, 17:55
Terry,
That's certainly better than anything I can see.
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trevor

2nd February 2009, 18:44
re 44a. Comforter's puzzled reflection-not much to do(3,3)
could it be,Comforter says to Job:
"God's been acting odd, Job. You must have been a naughty boy"?
(I'm paraphrasing)
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terry

2nd February 2009, 18:53
All I say is that I'm sure that's right,unless of course it isn't. And the same goes for my own suggestion.
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