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#1006 Latin pianist

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Posted 10 May 2021 - 18:55

That’s a clever clue.


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Posted 10 May 2021 - 21:27

Criminal located outside supermarket, finally caught (10)

_O_T_A_T_ _

 

Small diameter fronds on this plant (8)

D_ _ _ _ _ _ _

 

News article about American relative (4)

N_ _ _

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Wee wee (6)

_E_I_E

I thought that one was URSINE before the E of COLLIER ruled it out.
 


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Posted 10 May 2021 - 21:35

Could wee wee be petite ?  Hardly cryptic though, unless I’m not seeing it ! 

And I think the criminal  / caught might be contracted.  Con = criminal; contracted = caught. Not sure about the supermarket however ..   located = traced ..... that leaves the T for supermarket - ummm ?? 


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Posted 10 May 2021 - 23:24

I think it just means T is the final letter of supermarket put inside con and traced as Maggie says.
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Posted Yesterday, 18:49

 

Small diameter fronds on this plant (8)

D_C_ _ _ _ _

plus

Wee wee (6)

_E_I_E

I thought that one was URSINE before the E of COLLIER ruled it out.
 

 

 

 

Could wee wee be petite ?  Hardly cryptic though, unless I’m not seeing it ! 

Is it a pun on oui oui? J'ai entendu meilleur...

 

I wonder if the plant one is duckweed.


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Posted Yesterday, 19:13

I wonder if the plant one is duckweed. (Quote) 

Dicentra might also fit - but I can’t fit the rest of the clue to either of them ! 


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Posted Today, 06:30

DICENTRA

 

DI is the small diameter

 

Centra is the plural of centrum which means things that radiate out, (like fronds?)


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Posted Today, 07:00

It certainly looked more promising than my other thought - which was Dianthus ! 

A bit of a stretch though - fern fronds eg don’t really radiate out.   :-D


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