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crosswordposition

24th March 2009, 14:59
Greek character's given thousands to act in play (4)
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philip

24th March 2009, 15:41
Hi
Do you have any letters?
Philip
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crosswordposition

24th March 2009, 15:55
M_M_?

Thank you!
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paulinep

24th March 2009, 15:58
Not sure? but think there`s a Greek God named GAE which plus an M for Roman numeral thousand = GAME
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paulinep

24th March 2009, 15:59
Ignore my last offering and try MUMS
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paulinep

24th March 2009, 16:10
Sorry didn`t give explanation for MUMS(having bad day!)

MU= 12th letter of Greek Alphabet
MS= Roman Numerals for thousands
MUMS= to act in a play/mumming

Regards Pauline
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crosswordposition

24th March 2009, 16:47
THANK YOU!
For the answer, and the explanation.
MUMS the word!
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xfan

25th March 2009, 09:24
Sorry to appear pedantic, but whilst I agree with the trail the clue "to act" seems to ask for a verb. "Mu" plus thousands = MM, would give the verb to "Mumm", no?
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jimc

25th March 2009, 09:32
Xfan, I can quite see your point but I think this clue's compiler meant the wordplay for 'thousands' to be a mix-and-match pluralised Roman M obtained by putting a latter-day S suffix on it.
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caravaggio

25th March 2009, 10:29
Good morning to you all,

My immediate reaction when I saw this clue was that it was a verb and MIME sprang to mind.

We all agree that the 'Ms' represent thousands; the letters 'I' [iota] and 'E' [epsilon] are both Greek characters. Where this argument falls down is the position of the apostrophe which is before the 's' and not after it!

Your input would be appreciated.

Regards,

Caravaggio
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