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pog

21st August 2010, 22:40
Can anyone explain how 17 across works?
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alan

21st August 2010, 22:48
Not enough information.
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pog

21st August 2010, 22:51
I think the answer to 17 across in today's Araucaria (Guardian) is marcher, but I don't see how it relates to the clue
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alan

21st August 2010, 22:53
The clue being? (forceps nurse).
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pog

21st August 2010, 22:58
Ah,sorry! The clue is One demonstrating to get number on sign in English. I understand the marcher is one demonstrating, but what about the rest?
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alan

21st August 2010, 23:01
M = number (1000)
Archer = Sagittarius
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carrots

21st August 2010, 23:04
I`m not sure about this, but M is number (a thousand) and the sign is a V-sign made by English archers to the French to indicate that their bowstring fingers were still intact.
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carrots

21st August 2010, 23:09
Alan...our postings crossed. I think, on balance, your Sagittarius is the most likely explanation.
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pog

21st August 2010, 23:09
Thanks Alan. Carrots, I think sign just means sign of the Zodiac (in English). But I like your explanation better!
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alan

21st August 2010, 23:09
Sagittarius is name of sign of the Zodiac. Translated into English it means archer.
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