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ron

4th April 2009, 01:27
Irish goalie calls and handles. Pretty sure it ends in 'names', first five are ?I?E?

Given fits, but I have no idea why.
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big dave

4th April 2009, 04:02
Which part don't you understand?

Shay Given is an Irish Goalkeeper

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shay_Given

given names are the names given to the individual, and handles are another word for names.
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wombat

4th April 2009, 08:11
Thanks Big Dave, I was also stuck on this clue; perhaps you can suggest which way these clues go.
6d. A burden for Kennedy? (3,6)
I have -I-,--R-O
I think the 2nd word is BURRO, small donkey used as a pack animal and that the first word may be pit, but what is the connection with Kennedy?
Also if Burro is correct, the 11 across clue that joins it is A Plant(6). I have E-B-E-.
This is one of eight clues from the new Uxbridge dictionary, so are all puns.
The synopsis from Borders states
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I will probably buy a copy of the dictionary for reference in the future
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paulinep

4th April 2009, 08:27
I`ve got AIR CARGO

Kennedy Airport
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wombat

4th April 2009, 08:40
Thanks Pauline. That makes sense. I hadn't thought of Kennedy Airport.
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wombat

4th April 2009, 08:46
Pauline I think I've got the final clue
11a. A Plant
Exceed
Using the C from Air Cargo.
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paulinep

4th April 2009, 11:23
Hello wombat
Yes, ex ceed is a plant!

Enjoyed completing The Week 640, The New Uxbridge Dictionary (in my opinion) is an amusing and relaxing read! If you haven`t dashed out to buy it yet wombat have a browse free!

http://browseinside.harpercollins.co.uk/index.aspx?isbn13=9780007263936

Regards PaulineP
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wombat

4th April 2009, 20:15
Thanks Pauline for the link - very amusing, I'll definitely buy a copy
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