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#331 Latin pianist

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Posted 13 November 2019 - 13:23

The oceanography one is a pun on main also meaning sea.
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Posted 13 November 2019 - 15:28



The oceanography one is a pun on main also meaning sea.

Very clever!

 

Here are some clues from BBC Science Focus magazine:

 

Quiet fellow, when put in stage (5)

P_A_E

 

Ground for turtle to lose fifth of carapace (7)

_ _ _ _ _ _N

 

Waving a rag in stupid sketch (7)

D_A_R_ _

 

City of high entertainment (5)

_ _ _ _T

 

I would back putting cover around split (7)

_ _V_ _ _E

 

Obvious, leaving diamonds in place of copyright (6,6)

_ _ _ _ _T/_D_I_E

 

Four notes, diminuendo (4)

F_ _ _

 

Balance on board wearing furs (4)

S_ _ _


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Posted 13 November 2019 - 15:49

Four notes may be Fade. 

 

And waving a rag might be Diagram 


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Posted 13 November 2019 - 16:17

That makes

 

I would back putting cover around split (7)

D_V_ _ _E


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Posted 13 November 2019 - 16:22

Could that be Divulge ?  I get the I would and (maybe) the split, but can’t see the cover !

 

ah no - it’s Divorce ! 


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Posted 13 November 2019 - 16:26

Could that be Divulge ?  I get the I would and (maybe) the split, but can’t see the cover !

I thought Diverge for split, but again I couldn't see the cover!

 

 

Edit.  @maggiemay :clap: !


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Posted 13 November 2019 - 16:27

The turtle one is terrain.
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Posted 13 November 2019 - 16:29

Divorce, not divulge!  Yes - wondered about diverge too. 


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Posted 13 November 2019 - 16:29

It's divorce!
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Posted 13 November 2019 - 16:46

Is the last one Surf ? (Groan!) 


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Posted 13 November 2019 - 17:18

Obvious, leaving diamonds in place of copyright (6,6)

_ _ _ _ _T/_D_I_E

 

 

Is the first word PATENT, which means both obvious and (loosely) copyright but I can't get the second word.


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Posted 13 November 2019 - 17:25

I keep thinking ‘Patent Office’ would fit, if the D weren’t there. Place of copyright? 

But the diamonds? Hmm!


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Posted 13 November 2019 - 18:39

I think the office comes from off meaning leaving and ice for diamonds. So the d may be wrong.
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Posted 13 November 2019 - 19:00

The city is Ghent.
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Posted 24 November 2019 - 12:15



I think the office comes from off meaning leaving and ice for diamonds. So the d may be wrong.

It could well be. It comes from the answer I had for

Expert on alien food (6)

_U_ _ _T

PUNDIT

 

I guess Quiet fellow, when put in stage (5) could be PLACE. Obviously P means quiet, but I'm not sure how the rest follows.


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