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#### verity

3rd March 2009, 11:34
Help please with explanations for:
24a clue: Relative density of dog with herdsman.
(I have 'drover')

22d clue: Drunken orgy mid-morning, with everyone
on the jetty.
(I have 'groyne')
With thanks!!
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#### jimc

3rd March 2009, 13:20
Hi Verity.

Relative density of dog with herdsman ... DROVER(herdsman) = D(daughter) + ROVER(dog's name).

Drunken orgy mid-morning, with everyone
on the jetty ... GROYNE = GROY(anagram of 'orgy') + N(middle letter of 'morning') + E(everyone).
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#### jimc

3rd March 2009, 13:27
Thinking about it some more, I suppose that the 'd' of 'drover' could stand for relative density. The 'density' bit seems redundant otherwise.
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#### verity

3rd March 2009, 14:14
Many thanks for your help JimC.
Answers make more sense now.
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#### robert

3rd March 2009, 18:50
the d could also stand for relative; as in daughter
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#### paulinep

3rd March 2009, 19:18
Agree with D = daughter but think maybe density(size) refers to the dog ROVER being the greater part of the solution?
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#### terry

3rd March 2009, 19:56
The D stands for density. When it is related to rover it produces drover.
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#### verity

4th March 2009, 07:20
Thanks everyone.
We all seem agreed on 'drover'.
The 'd' seems a bit of a question-mark...
I think 'relative density' could be 'd'

Thanks everyone.
We all seem agreed on 'drover'.
Perhaps 'd' is 'daughter' or 'relative density'?

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