Tue 27 Nov, 2012 03:30 pm
Be grateful for help on the following
41a Australasian slang term for England (3,4) o-d -a-t
and 58a Isolated tract of land (5) i-l-t (islet?)
Thanks - but why Old Dart? Never heard of that one before!
It was a term used by convicts and early settlers referring to England, possibly a corruption of the word 'dirt', meaning the home country.
Thanks for that. I did try to Google it, but there seemed to be different views on it - yours sounds about right.