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john (from arran)

3rd February 2009, 19:23
5D - Bill's comment about phony diamonds (6) - N?T?C?

Note the less common spelling of "phony" in the clue. For this I have put NOTACE, which I get from NOTE (comment) about AC (bill), but I can't find any definition of that word relating to phoney (or phony) diamonds. It seems to be a Czechoslovakian prefix! An alternative solution is NOTICE (bil?), built from NOT + ICE (diamonds), but the NOT part doesn't make sense.

Any offers of other solutions?
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john (from arran)

3rd February 2009, 19:28
OK, so NOTICE is correct. An explanation can be found here:

http://bigdave44.wordpress.com/2009/01/29/toughie-86/
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peterx

3rd February 2009, 19:29
i put notice as in a phony diamond is not ice
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big dave

3rd February 2009, 19:32
Thanks for the plug, John, but the link should be

http://bigdave44.wordpress.com/2009/02/03/toughie-88/
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john (from arran)

4th February 2009, 00:21
Sorry Dave. I'll try and get it right tomorrow, or actually later today!
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