Wed 12 Sep, 2007 08:12 pm
32 A. Gaza strip seen from outer space. (3) g_p
72 A. Bring us back a fish, honey.(5) s_o_r
I'm still battling with the cryptic, but here are my answers sofar, perhaps someone will verify.
32a = gap
72a = sugar
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I have the same answers as you Dutchy for 32a and 72a but they are only hopeful answers so far. What do you have for 56a Walk off with outlaw- backwards! I have n?b. Could it be nab? These 3 letter clues can be a big headache sometimes.
At the moment I have "ben", was thinking of outlaw Ben Hall?
Will do a bit more swotting, also have the Holiday Collection Giant Cryptic in front of me.
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I haven't started Holiday yet.Still working on Colossus stinker slowly. At least at this stage we have time on our side.
Not an easy cryptic this time!
I tossed up between GAP and GSP for Gaza Strip seen from outer space. I finally settled on GSP for Global Satellite Positioning (the outer space bit) and also when taken from the 'outer' extremes of the phrase you get G and P with S in the centre. I am willing to be convinced that this is incorrect if someone can come up with a good reason for GAP.
No trouble with SUGAR - US backwards = SU + GAR (fish)
I have NAB for 56a. To outlaw something is to ban it. Backwards this is NAB. I found three meanings for 'nab': 1. to arrest or capture; 2. to catch or seize, especially suddenly; and 3. to snatch or steal. I thought to 'walk off with' fitted No.3
Is that of any help?
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Thank you for those answers lezzles, its always good to get a confirmation from you and helps when you say it's not an easy puzzle this time. Take care.
Just a thought.
1. Strip is also a divider viz median strip, hence more likely Gap
2. Nab backwards Ban - expel, blacklist, debar, exclude, ostracize, oust, reject. I am partial to NAB, however will await the ruling of the experts.