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Re: Descramble

#321 Postby animist » November 5th, 2017, 9:06 am

Latest post of the previous page:

Tetenterre wrote:Thanks, animist:
I'll never find another you

But I think it's mostly your work, so your go if you want. :-)
thanks, Tet! I stupidly was thinking of "There Will Never Be Another You", despite my dear old parents' fondness for The Seekers! This new one is a bit more uptodate in some ways.

The stone may not roll but it's not static either
eg Jim's lake grove
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Re: Descramble

#322 Postby animist » November 9th, 2017, 6:45 pm

animist wrote:The stone may not roll but it's not static either
eg Jim's lake grove
5.4,6
and it does not take the mick

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Re: Descramble

#323 Postby Tetenterre » November 10th, 2017, 1:36 pm

Ah. Had to google it to make sure it exists:

Moves like Jagger

Lords of all they survey

Fever mutates hero's sin 7,2,3,8
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Re: Descramble

#324 Postby Maria Mac » November 11th, 2017, 12:15 am

Masters of the Universe


travel on this feathered mode of transport

a wind is weather (4,1,5,4)

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Re: Descramble

#325 Postby animist » November 11th, 2017, 9:06 am

Ride a white swan

different colour but it got off the ground
dry elbow li
6,4

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Re: Descramble

#326 Postby Tetenterre » November 11th, 2017, 10:00 am

That was easier once I'd realised that the last letter had to be lower case I, not L ...

yellow bird

It took away Joni's old man

Waxy ill big toe (3,6,4)
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Re: Descramble

#327 Postby animist » November 11th, 2017, 1:27 pm

Big yellow taxi, and I do hope that your toe is better. BTW, a li is a Chinese mile, and is very useful in Scrabble

still avian and not far from my Mingus one a while ago, but more igoric and in fact gory (the clue that is); alternatively, for the last word, a nocturnal storm
glinting gash on the foe
4,2,3,11

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Re: Descramble

#328 Postby Maria Mac » November 11th, 2017, 3:46 pm

Song of the Nightingale


Attached to a former Prime Minister (who happens to have aerodynamic ability)

locating a mite egg 1,4,3,6,2

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Re: Descramble

#329 Postby animist » November 13th, 2017, 12:35 pm

Maria Mac wrote:Song of the Nightingale


Attached to a former Prime Minister (who happens to have aerodynamic ability)

locating a mite egg 1,4,3,6,2

is the name of the PM part of the answer? Trying to eliminate some of them: Cameron, Brown, Blair, Major, Thatcher, Callaghan, Wilson, Heath, Home, Macmillan, Eden, Churchill... I could go on of course :smile:

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Re: Descramble

#330 Postby Maria Mac » November 15th, 2017, 12:46 am

Yes but it was a very unfair clue. It's not a surname but a shortened version of what used to be a common given name. I think it's gone out of fashion since this person was PM. The aerodymic ability is mentioned a lot in the song but not in the title.

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Re: Descramble

#331 Postby animist » November 16th, 2017, 3:42 pm

Maria Mac wrote:Yes but it was a very unfair clue. It's not a surname but a shortened version of what used to be a common given name. I think it's gone out of fashion since this person was PM. The aerodymic ability is mentioned a lot in the song but not in the title.
um, assuming that the PM was on my list, then the only such name which comes to mind is - "Hal"? - or I suppose "Peg"? and it can't be either of these. Ah, "Meg"?

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Re: Descramble

#332 Postby Tetenterre » November 16th, 2017, 4:27 pm

Or Maggie?
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Re: Descramble

#333 Postby Tetenterre » November 16th, 2017, 4:34 pm

Tetenterre wrote:Or Maggie?


Hah! I can't let Maggie go.

I'll return with the next one...
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Re: Descramble

#334 Postby Tetenterre » November 16th, 2017, 4:43 pm

Cursed without hope in the stately pleasure dome?

Fondle a aged hex-nut 3,6,2,6
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Re: Descramble

#335 Postby animist » November 16th, 2017, 5:40 pm

Maria Mac wrote:Yes but it was a very unfair clue. It's not a surname but a shortened version of what used to be a common given name. I think it's gone out of fashion since this person was PM.
my wife is called Maggie :wink:

The Legend of Xanadu

song about the pairing which ousted Cynthia
3,6,2,4,2,4
Joy, hold Honda fan bloke, ta!

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Re: Descramble

#336 Postby Maria Mac » November 16th, 2017, 9:52 pm

The ballad of John and Yoko


Fruit in eternal pastures

writer reservedly offs bar 10,6,7

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Re: Descramble

#337 Postby animist » November 16th, 2017, 11:48 pm

Strawberry Fields Forever

Bird and fruit tune title which I've never understood
Am gnu - a gnome!
5, 6

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Re: Descramble

#338 Postby animist » November 18th, 2017, 12:07 pm

animist wrote:
Bird and fruit tune title which I've never understood
Am gnu - a gnome!
5, 6

sorry, a bit obscure. Celia Cruz performed it as well as Bird and Machito

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Re: Descramble

#339 Postby Tetenterre » November 18th, 2017, 2:16 pm

animist wrote:sorry, a bit obscure. Celia Cruz performed it as well as Bird and Machito
No help at all, since I've never heard of them (& I don't like using google until I have a solution I want to check).

Is the fruit "mango"? (Because, if so, I'm really struggling to get a bird from aegmnu)
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Re: Descramble

#340 Postby animist » November 18th, 2017, 2:47 pm

Tetenterre wrote:
animist wrote:sorry, a bit obscure. Celia Cruz performed it as well as Bird and Machito
No help at all, since I've never heard of them (& I don't like using google until I have a solution I want to check).

Is the fruit "mango"? (Because, if so, I'm really struggling to get a bird from aegmnu)
ah, the "bird" was the musician, Charlie Parker. It is "mango" for the fruit, but the word with which you struggle has no meaning for me either, so just see what Celia Cruz recorded

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Re: Descramble

#341 Postby animist » November 20th, 2017, 11:00 am

animist wrote:
Tetenterre wrote:
animist wrote:sorry, a bit obscure. Celia Cruz performed it as well as Bird and Machito
No help at all, since I've never heard of them (& I don't like using google until I have a solution I want to check).

Is the fruit "mango"? (Because, if so, I'm really struggling to get a bird from aegmnu)
ah, the "bird" was the musician, Charlie Parker. It is "mango" for the fruit, but the word with which you struggle has no meaning for me either, so just see what Celia Cruz recorded
or consider that the second word is a conjugation of the Spanish verb for "pinch" :D


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