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julie

8th August 2010, 10:02
I am totally stuck on 6 across:
Convertible, it proved (old road user) (4)

I have : ?A?L

I have gone through my dictionary with a wildcard search and none of the words seem to fit!

Help please!
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jomac

8th August 2010, 10:37
"Old road user" could be MAIL (coach). But I can't see the rest of the clue. Anything to do with (chain) MAIL - armour?
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bigwignufc

8th August 2010, 10:52
Hi...It's my last answer too...same letters missing...all I can come up with is CARL...a Convertible being a Car...a Carl is an old churl, miser...maybe a tramp...an old road user, but not convinced & no explaining the L, Soz, Geordie Paul in Leeds
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jack holt

8th August 2010, 10:56
Another possibility is rail as in railroad?

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/railroad

1. a permanent road laid with rails, commonly in one or more pairs of continuous lines forming a track or tracks, on which locomotives and cars are run for the transportation of passengers, freight, and mail.

i.e. converting an old road to rail?
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chrisg

8th August 2010, 11:01
Could the old road piece be the A1? AI..but that doesnt resolve the issue with the rest of the clue!
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jack holt

8th August 2010, 11:14
Could convertible refer to RL i.e. right or left? Using A1? It seems a very odd clue.
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mitch

8th August 2010, 12:28
can see your problem and its the reason I stopped doing the skeleton and now do the Bare Bones in the MoS
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stronon

8th August 2010, 12:39
Hello Julie

I think the answer to 6 across is PAUL.
He was converted on the Road to Damascus, so he was an 'old road-user'!
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chrisg

8th August 2010, 12:40
Well done Stronon !!
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jack holt

8th August 2010, 13:06
Ha! Brilliant Stronon, a very clever clue!
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