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pauline

24th July 2010, 13:32
7 down. wonder at flower growing up under public house initially. (9) ------e-a.
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big dave

24th July 2010, 13:34
ANEMONE reversed after Public House = PHENOMENA
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chris

24th July 2010, 13:34
Phenomena
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torvic

24th July 2010, 13:34
Phenomena
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twm

24th July 2010, 14:45
does that answer (phenomena) really work for that clue? Shouldn't the clue be "wonders" to fit with phenomena?
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jim

24th July 2010, 14:47
Depends which criteria you use.
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twm

24th July 2010, 14:52
Did you mean that, or was it just playing about with other words which have "a" for the plural?

Are there criteria by which the clue would work? Or is there such a criterion?
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chrisg

24th July 2010, 14:53
according to an online dictionary phenomena = wonder and not wonders
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big dave

24th July 2010, 14:57
Chambers gives the following:

phenomenon or now rarely phaenomenon
noun (plural phenom╦łena, sometimes used as sing in non-standard English)

The ODE (Oxford Dictionary of English) adds:

It is a mistake to treat phenomena as if it were a singular form, as in this is a strange phenomena.

You pays (sic) your money ....
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twm

24th July 2010, 14:58
In my Pocket Oxford Dictionary it gives Phenomenon as Wonder and gives Phenomena as the plural.
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