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pooksahib

31st March 2009, 20:00
Hullo all. I've 2 today:
"Huge U.S. soldier's with another one in charge" = 'gigantic'. If the soldier is GI and the one on charge is IC, where do we find the GANT?

"Flash in the pan ruins Wednesday morning after cropping" = 'nine days wonder'. Anagrammatical but I can't see it exactly.

Many thanks
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jimc

31st March 2009, 20:13
The second one is an anagram of 'wednesday' and a cropped 'morning' ('ornin').
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jimc

31st March 2009, 20:23
There have been several soldiers called Gant. So GI(soldier) + GANT(another soldier) + IC(in command).
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terry

31st March 2009, 20:35
Jim may be right but I think that the clue might be slightly flawed. If it was SOLDIERS rather than SOLDIER's you would have: American soldiers= gi gi with ANT (another soldier) in = GIGANTI =C (for charge).
It's been a while since the Mail had a dodgy clue. One must be due and this could be it.
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terry

31st March 2009, 20:42
Pooksahib,

Huge U.S. soldier's grand with another one in charge (8).

So we are back to explaining GANT. Which is G for grand + ANT (another soldier,i.e. soldier ant).
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jimc

31st March 2009, 21:47
Thanks for clearing that up Terry. I wasn't greatly happy with the answer I gave to the given clue, but it did sort of work!

Best Wishes.
JimC
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pooksahib

1st April 2009, 18:52
You're right, Terry. Musta been too hasty with my typing...
Thanks to all for the input.
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