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clearwater

22nd March 2009, 12:49
Baffled on 6d, 8d, 9a and 13a! (For 13a have possibly ginkgo or wickup but I could be way off).
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bob

22nd March 2009, 14:07
I am also stuck for 6D and 9A. I think 13A is "rocket". Not sure about 11A .... it could be airman, batman or skyman!

Bob
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bob

22nd March 2009, 14:36
Just cracked it. 9A is "equate", 6D is "equivocal" and 11A is "airman".
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geoffw

22nd March 2009, 15:28
13 A rocket But why and 26 A winger again why?
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clearwater

22nd March 2009, 16:10
This is very helpful chaps.

Rocket is a salad plant and a rocket is a firework - hence spectacular.

I've got winger too. Not sure why!

8d is REINSTATE !!! rein - state!
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tc

22nd March 2009, 16:48
extreme is wing, not sure why useful is ER
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robert

22nd March 2009, 19:13
26a; extremely useful footballer.
-Left wing and right wing are the two wingers who play on the extreme left and right respectively, and are called the wingers. David Beckham is one.
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robert

22nd March 2009, 19:16
sorry I meant to add ' in a football team they play L & R extremes'
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caravaggio

22nd March 2009, 21:47
Hi Clearwater and other contributors,

WINGER had me baffled too; however, on another site, I found an explanation that 'winger' was London slang [it wasn't suggested that it was Cockney slang] for something that was extremely useful - like a gadget.

I spent some time looking at various on-line slang dictionaries but I regret that I cannot confirm that explanation...

Regards,

Caravaggio
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