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#241 Latin pianist

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Posted 16 June 2019 - 13:09

Chemical one is organic.
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Posted 16 June 2019 - 22:25



The sailor one is tarsi and I think the building material is Portland slate.

What's a tarsi?

 

Portland stone fits with the O of GENEALOGY. That leaves three clues remaining:

 

Previously turn it back into a rodent (6)

A_E_ _ _

 

Fellow will not finish directions for Trojan (5)

H_U_ _

 

Number on exercise, removing part of plant (7)

_ _ _ _R_L


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Posted 17 June 2019 - 04:54

Tarsus is a foot bone, plural tarsi.
Number on exercise is tendril.
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Posted 17 June 2019 - 05:02

Struggling with the other two clues. Have you got any more letters for them?
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Posted 17 June 2019 - 05:12

I think the Trojan one could be Helen if the u is incorrect. He will not finish would be hel ie. he'll without the last letter followed by directions en East North.
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Posted 17 June 2019 - 05:18

And the rodent could be agouti. Previously is ago, u ( u turn) it written backwards.So maybe you've got an incorrect answer somewhere.
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Posted 17 June 2019 - 09:27

The E and the U came from my answer to Low-flying bird (3) which I had as EMU but I now realise must be OWLidea.gif Cheers everyone!


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Posted 06 July 2019 - 21:00

Another one from BBC Science Focus magazine...

 

Wrapped a chain around villa (5)

D_C_ _

 

Copy kiss on top (4)

_ _E_


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Posted 06 July 2019 - 21:07

The second clue is apex.
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Posted 06 July 2019 - 21:09

And I think the first is dacha. I had to look that word up as I'd never heard it.
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Posted 24 August 2019 - 21:01

And one from New Scientist:

 

First three referees drop a familiar phrase (7)

_ _T_A_N

 

Blood vessel from bubbly - and not completely corrupt - characters on the extreme left (4,4)

_E_ _/LAVA

 

Herb you should start stocking in junk shop (6)

_ _S_ _ _

 

Alternately boycott a DVD or book format (6)

_ _ _A_O

 

Small marsupials have a square perch (5)

R_ _ _ _

 

Individual fool taken into care by old standard of health (4,4,5)

B_ _ _/_ _ _ _/INDEX

 

Arthropod holds off sign of cancer with lucky charm (9,4)

H_ _ _S_ _ _ _/CRAB

 

Alkaline mixture swaps potassium for carbon bond (8)

A_L_ _ _ _ _

 

Got started on 20 per cent of musculoskeletal test paper (6)

_ _ _M_ _


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Posted 24 August 2019 - 21:06

The third one could be hyssop.
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Posted 24 August 2019 - 21:16

working upwards litmus and alliance, but the arthropod really ought to be a horseshoe crab. The book is octavo. I can't get body mass index out of my head but can't work out why it would be? I'm sure the blood vessel should be vena cava??


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Posted 24 August 2019 - 21:30

Individual is body, fool is ###### taken into mind (care) old is ex. Think that works.
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Posted 24 August 2019 - 21:30

A word for donkey !
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