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fred

1st August 2010, 16:33
Not much having much success (or fun)with this week's puzzle.
10 A. Piece of canvas taken from counter filled with goods, not wide (10) --uar-----.
(I'm thinking 'square----)
16 A. Branches set in motion by foot (7) --i-p--,
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ajt

1st August 2010, 17:06
16 ac STIRPES
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ajt

1st August 2010, 17:10
The piece of canvas could be square sail, but I can't see the wordplay
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crypto

1st August 2010, 17:26
Hi AJT re the wordplay how does this grab you:

wares for goods but without the w = ares

the bit around it is then squail which I've never heard of but via google found the following:

The Oxford English dictionary has the following reference to "squail":

A table-game in which counters or disks are propelled towards some mark by snapping. App. introduced in 1857 by Mr. John Jaques, London.
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ajt

1st August 2010, 17:46
well-done Crypto!
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ajt

1st August 2010, 17:47
..and furthermore, what a good clue -
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crypto

1st August 2010, 19:04
Cheers AJT - but the credit's yours, you solved it.
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ajt

1st August 2010, 19:12
How polite we are, but no, Crypto - mine was a maybe, yours was a definite
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fred

1st August 2010, 19:42
Thanks, folks - for the help,answers, discussion!
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