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cath

1st April 2009, 08:26
Hi,
Can anyone help please!
22d SHAIRN ? (SN=tin but why boxes 'hair'?)
26a CHAMIO? (Looks like something to do with 'champion' (Queen)?
Thanks for any help.
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jimb

1st April 2009, 10:17


Cannot attempt to help without access to the crossword or full details of the clues
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cath

1st April 2009, 10:46
Thanks for help offer JimB.
22d clue: Tin boxes old type soil (6)
26a clue: Queen with cry of joy getting in visit to ride in carriage? (7)
(Looks like 'chariot' but don't know why!
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jimb

1st April 2009, 11:25
Cath

Sorry to be pedantic but can you confirm which letters you are confident about, i.e. are part of other answers?

JimB
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paulinep

1st April 2009, 12:04
If it helps a HAIR space is a typesetting term for a very narrow space.

SN = tin and SHAIRN is indeed soil(of the excrement kind!)

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jerry

1st April 2009, 15:20
Hello Cath,
This week's Mephisto is a real stinker. I too put in
CHARIOT more or less by default; R could be queen,so could AR (Anne Regina); IO is a cry of joy; RIO with CHAT around makes CHARIOT, but does a chat constitute a visit or a ride?
Sometimes there are no posts on the Mephisto,this
is the third separate one this week!
Very best regards to you,
Jerry
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cath

1st April 2009, 15:49
Many thanks PaulineP and Jerry for sorting out word-play, all sorted now!
Regards, Cath
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jimb

1st April 2009, 15:52
Jerry

Chat is, apparently North American informal for a visit???

JimB
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jerry

1st April 2009, 16:02
Hi Jim,
How is an ignorant old git like me supposed to know
that? The Americans have abused our tongue since
the seventeenth century so what's new there.
Jerry
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