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bristleposh

19th August 2010, 15:20
anyone got any ideas, 5 letters, WA?E? clue= Diamond's Quality
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paul

19th August 2010, 15:22
Stuck on the same clue!
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chrisg

19th August 2010, 15:22
Could be carat but that would make your W wrong
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chrisg

19th August 2010, 15:23
Belay my last post...! also the e would be wrong !
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paul

19th August 2010, 15:25
Dont think it is carat as that would not fit. The first letter "W" comes from the clue "moo" i.e. "low" as in cattle lowing!
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harrhy

19th August 2010, 15:35
Water
As in "diamond of the first water"
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ixion

19th August 2010, 15:35
first water 
–noun
1. (formerly) the highest degree of fineness in a diamond or other precious stone. Compare water ( def. 13 ) .
2. the finest quality; highest rank.
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paul

19th August 2010, 15:41
Thanks guys, as ever when you get the answer it all seems very simple. I will be getting abuse for being stupid from some of the less friendly contributors if I am not careful! Can't quite understand why supposedly intelligent people want to be so spiteful, but hey it's a funny old world!
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bristleposh

19th August 2010, 15:49
Thanks for that, never heard of it
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harrhy

19th August 2010, 20:34
Although I'd heard the saying "a diamond of the first water" I hadn't realised it was a proper definition until I read this query and looked up the answer before posting to the list.
You only learn this stuff by doing loads of crosswords and this forum is an amazing way to increase your knowledge.
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