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diana

10th March 2009, 12:53
Can anyone help? Stuck on the last one
15a (6) -e-m-d
Around morning good player got ball to deviate off the pitch?
Was going to put seamed but I don't think that is right.
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ged

10th March 2009, 13:00
Hello. I'm not doing this particular puzzle, but you seem to have got it right with 'seamed'.

'top player' = 'seed' as in tennis, around 'morning' = a.m.

SE-AM-ED
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diana

10th March 2009, 13:15
Thanks Ged, but don't get the---- 'got ball to deviate off the pitch' part of it.!
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ged

10th March 2009, 13:38
Ah, sorry - I assumed you'd got that bit. It's from cricket - the ball has a thick stitched seam running right around it, and a 'seam' bowler is one who can make the ball bounce off the pitch awkwardly around the batsman's feet, by making the ball land directly on its seam, ie he's delivered a 'seamer'. How's that?
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diana

10th March 2009, 14:13
Hi Ged, thanks for explaining that, You learn something new every day !
Anyway how about this one, it's the last word I'm not sure on in the Sunday Times Jumbo.
Mostly pale and tense(4) -a-t
Want or taut, feel brainless, can you help?
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royston bowden

10th March 2009, 14:20
Diana,

The answer is PAST
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diana

10th March 2009, 14:28
Thanks Royston, how silly of me.!
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ged

10th March 2009, 16:05
Yes - it's most of 'past-y' or pale.
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