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gingerhendry

2nd April 2009, 15:46
1. Tropical plants a retired jester has mixed up (7 letters)
2. Get job with Egyptian navy by the back door (7)
3. Censure Jack finally. At the end of the day he was a shirker (6,6) Clue. Things found in house.Thanks for any help.
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trevor

2nd April 2009, 15:56

ginger hendry

2nd April 2009, 16:01
Thanks Mike. I will get to work. (I am not very experienced at cryptic clues, but am trying to learn)
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trevor

2nd April 2009, 16:01
In case link doesn't work Mike B said
"LOOFAHS ('fool'backwards + anagram of 'has')"
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trevor

2nd April 2009, 16:07
clue 2 might be Postern (job)post,(Egyptian)e,(Navy)Royal Navy.
Tho I think it would be more likely to be found in a Castle than a House.
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gingerhendry

2nd April 2009, 16:10
Many thanks for your help Trevor. I am really struggling
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trevor

2nd April 2009, 16:29
I think the second half of clue 3 could be Knight - Jac(K) finally.At end of day - night. But I can't get any further than that.
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md

2nd April 2009, 16:33
Gingerhendry Trevor Not sure why but the first part of 3 could be \"carpet\"
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trevor

2nd April 2009, 16:36
Carpet Knight: a knight who spends his time in luxury and idleness (knighted on the carpet at court rather than on the field of battle)
It all fits except I cant find any reference to something found in a House.
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ginger hendry

2nd April 2009, 16:40
Thanks MD and Trevor, between you I think you have it. Carpet Knight, and Carpet being the part connected with the house. Good 'un x x
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