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mh

3rd May 2010, 06:14
Makarios' letters in retrospect please lowly workers(4)ETA? (the 'T' is from 'eluate', my answer to 2d What's inside membrane took in purified spirit(6)ELUA??, but I don't follow the wordplay)
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mh

3rd May 2010, 06:58
Etas are Japanese menial workers, but what is the wordplay?
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chrisg

3rd May 2010, 07:02
etas in retrospect is sate (please, fulfill). If my memory serves me correct Makarios was part of a party called ETA
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ajt

3rd May 2010, 07:19
"eta" is a letter of the Greek alphabet - Makarios is Greek - qed
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chrisg

3rd May 2010, 07:21
and on second thoughts the party was eoka and not eta !!
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mh

3rd May 2010, 07:22
I like your reverse etas to give sate, meaning to please, but I can't find a Makarios reference to ETA (of course Basque separatists call themselves ETA). The only initials I found were EOKA which was in favour of ENOSIS, ie union with Greece!
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mh

3rd May 2010, 07:24
AJT is right! Clues that start "In Glasgow..", for example, often mean a Scottish word is the answer.
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ajt

3rd May 2010, 07:25
Eluate - the only part of the wordplay that I understood was ate - took in.Eluate is the purified liquid, but where the "elu" comes from I couldn't find.
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chrisg

3rd May 2010, 08:14
clutching at straws here...but a membrane is part of a cell..whats inside = EL then U Ate...I will now retire from this thread !
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ajt

3rd May 2010, 08:18
You struck a chord, ChrisG - velum is a membrame. Thank you
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