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trevor

15th March 2009, 20:12
13d. Petty official has to give up job(4-2-6)
?a?k - ?n - ?f?i?e

55a. Attempt to overcome mistake producing wine(9)
?h?r?y

I think I can guess both, but explanations would be nice.
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shottsjimmy

15th March 2009, 20:24
55a. Sherry Sh - err - y. Shy being attempt?
I had the same letters as you for 13d. The only thing I could come up with was \'jack-in-office. Presumably \'jack\' is a worker of the lower orders.
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terry

15th March 2009, 20:26
"Jack" can be a noun meaning.....self important minor official.
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terry

15th March 2009, 20:29
I meant to say "Jack in Office" means a self important minor official.
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trevor

15th March 2009, 20:34
thank you both.
shy = attempt is the bit I can't see, but Sherry seems the only answer.
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terry

15th March 2009, 20:42
Chambers word wizard gives one meaning of shy as.....(Colloq) an attempt or shot.
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trevor

15th March 2009, 20:50
Like a coconut shy maybe?
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patsyann

15th March 2009, 20:51
As in coconut shy - when you try to knock out the coconut
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