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ixion

12th September 2010, 23:51
Completed(I think) but struggling to understand wordplay for the following...

4D Prisoner,huge old fellow held in durance, cutting bar.
I think the answer is "detenu" - du comes from durance cutting bar(rance) - how does "eten" equate to huge old fellow?

9D Former king on top of shrine rising for salute.
Ans "greet" - does tee somehow mean shrine?(I like golf but..)

http://www.guardian.co.uk/crossword/azed

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the joker

12th September 2010, 23:58
Ixion
The word ETEN means a giant.
It is in Chambers naturally.
I am surprised you,of all people,didn't get this.
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ajt

12th September 2010, 23:58
eten is an old word for agiamt
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ajt

13th September 2010, 00:03
Chambers says that a tee can be the top - finial - of a dagoba, which is a Burmese shrine.

Sorry about the typo in my earlier posting
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ixion

13th September 2010, 00:04
Thanks TJ and AJT - couldn't find defn for Eten - any thoughts on 9D?
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the joker

13th September 2010, 00:04
2nd one- a tee is a dagoba which is a dome shaped memorial shrine(Buddist).
Further surprise at you not using your Chambers!
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ixion

13th September 2010, 00:06
TY for that AJT - by the way does Chambers have tava(tree) as a variant of tawa?
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ixion

13th September 2010, 00:08
lol - TJ - I don't yet possess a Chambers! - hence the daft Q's
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the joker

13th September 2010, 00:08
GREET looks right G.R Georgius Rex for king+ TEE backwards.
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ajt

13th September 2010, 00:08
That one I don't know, Ixion. Perhaps the v is pronounced so?
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